a Jewish holiday, the Feast
, celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, commemorating the deliverance of the Jews by
Esther from a general massacre plotted
by Haman: Esth. 9:21
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Word origin of 'Purim'Heb purim, pl., lit., lots < ? Akkadian pur, stone