'Id al-Fitr also Eid al-Fitr (ĭd əl-fĭtʹər) n. Islam
A festival that ends the fast of Ramadan.
  [Arabic ‘Īd al-Fiṭr, Feast of Breaking the Fast : ‘īd, feast (from Aramaic ‘ed, day of assembly, from ‘ad, to fix a time. See wʿd in Semitic Roots) + al-, the + fiṭr, breaking the fast (from faṭara, to split, break, break the fast. See pṭr in Semitic Roots).]

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