Purim
noun Etymology: Hebrew pūrīm, literally, lots; from the casting of lots by Haman (Esther 9:24-26) Date: 1535 a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 14th of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre plotted by Haman

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  • PURIM — (Heb. פּוּרִים), the feast instituted, according to the Book of esther (9:20–28), by mordecai to celebrate the deliverance of the Jews from haman s plot to kill them. Purim (Akk. pūrū, lots ) is so called (Esth. 9:26) after the lots cast by Haman …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Purim — • Jewish feast that commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from Haman Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Purim     Purim     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • purim — PÚRIM s.n. Sărbătoare religioasă mozaică celebrată la începutul primăverii. – Din ebr. purim. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 27.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Púrim s. pr. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PURÍM s. n. sărbătoare… …   Dicționar Român

  • PURIM — P 樓RIM Fête juive qui, célébrée le 14 du mois d’adar, marque la délivrance des Juifs de l’Empire perse au temps d’Assuérus, telle qu’elle se trouve rapportée dans le Livre d’Esther. La fête tire son nom de ce qu’on a jeté le sort (P r ) devant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Purim — late 14c., Jewish festival on the 14th of Adar (in commemoration of the defeat of Haman s plot), from Heb. purim, lit. lots (pl. of pur), identified with haggoral the lot (Esther iii.7, ix.24), perhaps from Akkad. puru stone …   Etymology dictionary

  • Purim — Pùrim m DEFINICIJA jud. židovski blagdan 14. adara (veljača/ožujak) u spomen na spašavanje i oslobođenje Židova za vladavine perzijskog cara Ahasvera (Kserksa); događaj opisan u biblijskoj knjizi Estera, zasnovanoj na legendi; blagdan se slavi u… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Purim — [poor′im, po͞o rēm′] n. [Heb purim, pl., lit., lots < ? Akkadian pur, stone] a Jewish holiday, the Feast of Lots, celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, commemorating the deliverance of the Jews by Esther from a general massacre plotted by Haman …   English World dictionary

  • Purim — Pu rim, n. [Heb. p[=u]r, pl. p[=u]r[imac]m, a lot.] A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman. Esther ix. 26. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purim — Purim, ein erst später eingeführtes jüdisches Fest, zur Erinnerung an die, durch Esther u. Mardachai (daher auch Mardachaische Tage), bewirkte Errettung der Juden von den Verfolgungen Hamans (daher auch Hamansfest), am 14. u. 15. des Adar, im… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Purim — Purim, das jüdische Losfest, s. Feste, S. 463 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Purim — Purim, Fest der Juden im Februar, zum Andenken an ihre Rettung durch Esther und Mardochai; s. Esther …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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