פורים

See also: פּורים

HebrewEdit

Proper nounEdit

פּוּרִים (Purímm

  1. Purim.

Usage notesEdit

  • Like other words that start with ב,‎ ג,‎ ד,‎ כ,‎ פ,‎ or ת, this term's initial letter takes a dagesh lene. In older texts, that dagesh is usually dropped when the word is preceded, in the same phrase, by a word ending in a mater lectionis; in modern texts, the dagesh is usually preserved even in such a case. Likewise, in older texts, the dagesh is always dropped when the word is prefixed by an indefinite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ or ל־‏, or by ו־‏; in modern speech, the dagesh is often preserved in such a case. (After the definite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ and ל־‏, and after the prefixes ה־‏,‎ מ־,‎ and ש־‏, there is a dagesh forte, as described in the usage notes for those prefixes.)

NounEdit

פּוּרִים (purímm pl

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): Plural indefinite form of פּוּר (púr)‎.

YiddishEdit

Proper nounEdit

פורים (Purim, Purem)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of פּורים (purim).
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