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 Suppl.]

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Great Festival — Islam. See Id al Adha. * * * Great Festival, = greater Bairam. (Cf. ↑greater Bairam) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bai|ram — «by RAHM», noun. either of two Muslim festivals after Ramadan, the first or lesser Bairam lasting three days, and the second or greater Bairam lasting four days and coming 70 days after the first. ╂[< Turkish bairām < Persian] …   Useful english dictionary

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