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 (po͞or′ĭm, po͝o-rēm′)
n. Judaism
The 14th of Adar, observed in celebration of the deliverance of the Jews from massacre by Haman.

[Hebrew pûrîm, pl. of pûr, lot (from the lots Haman cast to decide the day of the massacre, Esther 9:24-26), from Akkadian pūru, lot; perhaps akin to Hittite pul, lot, and Hurrian pulaḫli, lot caster.]


(ˈpʊərɪm; Hebrew puːˈriːm )
(Judaism) a Jewish holiday celebrated on Adar 14, in February or March, and in Adar Sheni in leap years, to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre planned for them by Haman (Esther 9)
[Hebrew pūrīm, plural of pūr lot; from the casting of lots by Haman]


(ˈpʊər ɪm; Heb. puˈrim)

a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman.
[< Hebrew pūrīm, pl. of pūr lot]
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Noun1.Purim - (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by HamanPurim - (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Adar - the sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March)


[ˈpʊərɪm] nPourim m
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