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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

: a Japanese breed of medium-sized game fowls

Word History


Noun (1)

Arabic ʽashūrā, from ʽasharah ten

Noun (2)


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“Ashura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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