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Bairam (3 syl.)

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The name given to two movable Moslem feasts. The first, which begins on the first day of the moon which follows that of Ramadan, and lasts three days, is a kind of Paschal feast. The second, seventy days later, lasts four days, and is not unlike the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles.

⁂ As the Mohammedan year is a lunar one, in 33 years these feasts will have occurred at all the four seasons.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bahagnia
Bahaignons
Bahr Geist (A)
Bail (French, bailler)
Bailey
Bailiff
Bailleur
Baillif (Herry)
Bain Marie
Bairam
Baisser
Bait
Bajaderes
Bajulus
Bajura
Baked
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Baker (The)
Baker’s Dozen
Baker’s Knee (A)

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