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noun Mu·har·ram \mü-ˈha-rəm\

Definition of Muharram

  1. 1 :  the first month of the Islamic year — see month table

  2. 2 :  a Muslim festival held during Muharram

Origin and Etymology of muharram

Arabic Muḥarram

First Known Use: circa 1615

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