Dhu'l-Hijja

noun
Dhu'l-Hij·​ja | \ ˌdül-ˈhi-(ˌ)jä How to pronounce Dhu'l-Hijja (audio) , ˌt͟hül- \

Definition of Dhu'l-Hijja

: the 12th month of the Islamic year — see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

First Known Use of Dhu'l-Hijja

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dhu'l-Hijja

Arabic Dhū-al-ḥijja, literally, the one of the pilgrimage

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The first known use of Dhu'l-Hijja was circa 1771

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“Dhu'l-Hijja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dhu%27l-Hijja. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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