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(baɪˈræm; ˈbaɪræm)
(Islam) either of two Muslim festivals, one (Lesser Bairam) falling at the end of Ramadan, the other (Greater Bairam) 70 days later at the end of the Islamic year
[from Turkish bayrām]


(baɪˈrɑm, ˈbaɪ rɑm)

2. a fast day after Ramadan.
[1590–1600; < Turkish bayram literally, festival, ultimately < Iranian]
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Eight months, however, passed, and still no tidings of him; then the feast of Bairam came.
King (2001) criticized Bairam (1997) and Gibson (2000) for employing, in his view, an inappropriate output weighting scheme, and for failing to include long-term visiting staff in the analysis.
He predicted that the summer sales would see a large turnout, "especially since the sale season coincides with the month of Ramadan and Lesser Bairam ( Eid ), the two times of year that normally call for massive consumption and large-scale spending by Tunisians".
The plot: A young emperor, Jalaluddin Mohammed, is expanding his 16th Century Indian kingdom with the help of merciless commander Bairam Khan.
44) Erkin Bairam found positive effects for some countries and negative effects for others.
The following holy days are observed widely in the Turkish Cypriot community: Kurban Bairam, the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad, and Ramadan Bairam.
This process culminated with the creation of the city of Abdullah-Khan Kala in the beginning of the fifteenth century, which was replaced in the nineteenth century by the modern city of Bairam Ali (Obel'chenko 1963: 331).
Muslim inmates should be able to assemble for group prayer in the morning (20 minutes after sunrise) of the first day of the feast of Ramadan and the first day of the Grand Bairam (Hajj) that occurs about two months and 10 days after Ramadan.
Framed letters from dignitaries and song lyrics by poet Ahmed Shawki and Bairam el-Tounsi are presented in temperature and humidity controlled glass cases.
who had arrived in Gujarat in successive waves: some descendants (or survivors) from the time of Mahmud Bedadh, others (a prominent group) who had accompanied Salman Re'is and Mustafa Bairam, and still others from the late 1530s and early 1540s.
Bairam and Ward (1993) examine the relationship, if any, between investment and government expenditure for 25 OECD countries.
Graves, Marchand, and Thompson [1982], for example, examined publications in a set of 24 journals, Hogan [1984] looked at a set of 4, Laband [1985] a set of 27, Bairam [1994] a set of 5, and Conroy and Dusansky [1995] and Dusansky and Vernon [1998] each a set of 8 journals.