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: Esth. 9:21
Origin of PurimClassical Hebrew (language) purim, plural , literally , lots from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Akkadian pur, stone
The 14th of Adar, observed in celebration of the deliverance of the Jews from massacre by Haman.
Origin of PurimHebrew pûrîm pl. of pûr lot (from the lots Haman cast to decide the day of the massacre, Esther 9:24-26) from Akkadian pūru lot perhaps akin to Hittite pul lot and Hurrian pula&hlowbrev;li lot caster