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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman.

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  • Pesach, Pesach a la mano which in the Ladino language means that Purim is over and Passover is approaching.
  • Besides these three great festivals, certain minor ones were observed by the Hebrews: The word Purim is probably of Persian origin
  • The very name Purim comes from the word meaning "lottery."
  • The feast of Purim, which is still observed annually by many Jews, originated to celebrate these events. for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1983 National Spelling Bee!
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