Origin of Bairam
1590–1600; < Turkish bayram literally, holiday, festival, probably ultimately < Persian
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Examples from the Web for bairam
Doctor Bairam could boast the first interview with the famous recluse.
What terrible light Thompson and Bairam had thrown on some of them!
Dr. Bairam says we must under any circumstances keep her employed.
The celebration of the Bairam was a scene of gluttony and gross revelry.
What terrible light Thompson, and Bairam had thrown on some of them!The Ordeal of Richard Feverel
- either of two Muslim festivals, one (Lesser Bairam) falling at the end of Ramadan, the other (Greater Bairam) 70 days later at the end of the Islamic year
from Turkish bayrām
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