Definition of Purim

1. Noun. (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman.

Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Jewish Holy Day
Group relationships: Adar

Definition of Purim

1. n. A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman.

Definition of Purim

1. Proper noun. (religion Judaism) A Jewish festival, celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, commemorating the deliverance of the Persian Jews from a massacre. ¹

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Definition of Purim

1. a Jewish feast, the Feast of Lots [n -S]

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Purity of Virgins
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Literary usage of Purim

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This appears especially from a consideration of the feast of Purim. ... The feast of Purim is first mentioned, under the name of the day of Mordecai, ..."

2. Ninety-six Sermons by Lancelot Andrewes (1853)
"[To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as ... That is in the word Purim, the name of the day. It is called Purim: Purim, ..."

3. The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and by Samuel Rolles Driver, Alfred Plummer, Charles Augustus Briggs (1908)
"It is connected in the closest way with the feast of Purim; and if the events ... That raises the question of the real origin of Purim; for if this can be ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"To many scholars, however, the connexion of the book of Esther with the festival of Purim is rather a difficulty than otherwise. It is hardly necessary to ..."

5. The Standard Book of Jewish Verse by Joseph Friedlander, George Alexander Kohut (1917)
"Of her good deeds I need not tell, Nor how she did the riots quell; Suffice to know she felt quite well, On Purim. And Haman was straightway bereft Of ..."

6. Magic and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"Purim is held to celebrate a massacre of the foes of the Jews. Can these three feasts for a massacre coincide by accident ? It is not easy to see how this ..."

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