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One entry found for Purim.
Main Entry: Pu·rim
Pronunciation: primarystresspudotr-(secondarystress)im, pudotr-primarystressim
Function: noun
Etymology: from Hebrew pumacrrimacrm (plural), literally, "lots cast in determining something by chance"; so called because Haman in the biblical story in Esther 9:24-26 cast lots to decide a day on which he planned to destroy the Jews
: a Jewish holiday observed in February or March that celebrates the rescue of the Jews from a plot to massacre them

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