Pur, Purim

Pur, Purim
   A lot, lots, a festival instituted by the Jews (Esther 9:24-32) in ironical commemoration of Haman's consultation of the Pur (a Persian word), for the purpose of ascertaining the auspicious day for executing his cruel plot against their nation. It became a national institution by the common consent of the Jews, and is observed by them to the present day, on the 14th and 15th of the month Adar, a month before the Passover.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Purim — /poor im/; Seph. Heb. /pooh rddeem /; Ashk. Heb. /poordd im/, n. a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman. [ < Heb purim, pl. of pur lot] …   Universalium

  • Purim — Pu•rim [[t]ˈpʊər ɪm[/t]] hebr. [[t]puˈrim[/t]] n. jud a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman • Etymology: < Heb pūrīm, pl. of pūr lot …   From formal English to slang

  • Purim — /ˈpʊrɪm/ (say poorim), /pʊˈrɪm/ (say poo rim) noun a Jewish festival, observed on the 14th day of the month of Adar (falling in February or March), in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jewish people from the massacre planned by Haman, a… …  

  • Purim — n. a Jewish spring festival commemorating the defeat of Haman s plot to massacre the Jews (Esth. 9). Etymology: Heb., pl. of pur, perh. = LOT n. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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