Lesser Bairam
Bairam Bai*ram", n. [Turk. ba["i]r[=a]m.] Either of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one (the {Lesser Bairam}) is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other (the {Greater Bairam}) seventy days after the fast. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • lesser Bairam — lesser Bairam, a Muslim festival lasting three days that celebrates the breaking of the fast of Ramadan; Lesser Festival; Little Bairam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lesser Festival — Lesser Festival, = lesser Bairam. (Cf. ↑lesser Bairam) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bairam — Bai*ram , n. [Turk. ba[ i]r[=a]m.] Either of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one (the {Lesser Bairam}) is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other (the {Greater Bairam}) seventy days after the fast. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bairam — [bʌɪ rα:m] noun either of two annual Muslim festivals, Greater Bairam and Lesser Bairam (see Eid). Origin from Turk. baïram (earlier form of bayram), from Pers. baẕrām …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bairam — /baɪˈræm/ (say buy ram), /ˈbaɪræm/ (say buyram) noun either of two Muslim festivals, lesser Bairam, immediately after Ramadan, and greater Bairam, 70 days after it. {Turkish bairam} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bairam — n. name of two Muslim festivals (Lesser Bairam celebrated at the end of Ramadan and the Greater Bairam which is celebrated 70 days later at the end of the Islamic year); family name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bairam — n. either of two annual Muslim festivals. Phrases and idioms: Greater Bairam at the end of the Islamic year. Lesser Bairam at the end of Ramadan. Etymology: Turk. & Pers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greater Bairam — Bairam Bai*ram , n. [Turk. ba[ i]r[=a]m.] Either of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one (the {Lesser Bairam}) is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other (the {Greater Bairam}) seventy days after the fast. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Bairam — Little Bairam, = lesser Bairam. (Cf. ↑lesser Bairam) …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater Bairam — greater Bairam, a Muslim festival lasting four days, celebrated 70 days after the lesser Bairam with animal sacrifices and the distribution of the meat to the poor; Great Festival …   Useful english dictionary

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