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Eid

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Pronunciation: /iːd
 
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(also Id)

Definition of Eid in English:

noun

1A Muslim festival, in particular:
Example sentences
  • He used to walk upto the place of Eid prayer.
  • Hye told me the only time he saw Jinnah praying was during the Eid congregations.
  • The second obligation on ' Eid day is to perform the ' Eid prayer.
1.1 (in full Eid ul-Fitr /ˌiːdʊlˈfɪtrə/) The feast marking the end of the fast of Ramadan. Also called Lesser Bairam.
Example sentences
  • We are passing through the final week of the blessed month of Ramadhan, and the festivities of Eid ul-Fitr are only days away.
  • This month of fasting is followed by the joyous feast of Eid al Fitr, during which families visit and exchange gifts.
  • My brother-in-law was supposed to come before the Eid.
1.2 (in full Eid ul-Adha /ˌiːdulˈɑːdə/) The festival marking the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham. Also called Greater Bairam.
Example sentences
  • Guards have interrupted prayers and tried to make the prisoners celebrate Eid ul-Adha (the main Muslim festival) a day late, claiming there were staff shortages.
  • But during Eid ul-Adha this February, it was practically empty.
  • The pilgrimage Eid is when Muslims all over the world will have a sheep slaughtered (or a cow or a goat or even a camel).

Origin

from Arabic ‘īd 'feast', from Aramaic.

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