Ashura

noun (1)
Ashu·​ra | \ əˈshu̇rə \
plural -s

Definition of Ashura

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Muslim voluntary fast day observed on the 10th day of Muharram and especially sacred to Shiites

Ashura

noun (2)
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Definition of Ashura (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Japanese breed of medium-sized game fowls

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History and Etymology for Ashura

Noun (1)

Arabic ʽashūrā, from ʽasharah ten

Noun (2)

Japanese

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“Ashura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ashura. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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