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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [1]

פור , κληρος , signifies lot. Pur, Phur, or Purim, was a solemn feast of the Jews, instituted in memory of the lots cast by Haman, the enemy of the Jews,   Esther 3:7 . These lots were cast in the first month of the year, and gave the twelfth month of the same year for the execution of Haman's design, to destroy all the Jews in Persia. Thus the superstition of Haman, in crediting these lots, caused his own ruin, and the preservation of the Jews, who, by means of Esther, had time to avert this blow. The Jews have exactly kept this feast down to our times. See Haman , See Esther , and See Mordecai .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. i.) To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased.

(2): ( v. t.) To signify or express by purring.

(3): ( n.) The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure.

Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary [3]

Pur, Purim

Feasts of the Jews, so called,  Esther 3:7. The word means Lot. So that Purlin (or Lots in the plural) were those seasons when they celebrated their triumph over Haman and his house; and which festivals are kept even to this hour.

King James Dictionary [4]

PUR, To utter a low murmuring continued sound, as a cat.

PUR, to signify by purring.

PUR, n. The low murmuring continued sound of a cat.

Holman Bible Dictionary [5]


Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [6]

PUR . See Purim.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [7]

pûr (  Esther 3:7;  Esther 9:26 ). See Purim .