Dhu'l-Qaʽ·​dah | \ -ˈkä(ˌ)dä \

Definition of Dhu'l-Qaʽdah

: the 11th month of the Islamic year — see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

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First Known Use of Dhu'l-Qaʽdah

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dhu'l-Qaʽdah

Arabic dhū-l-qaʽdah, literally, the one of the sitting

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“Dhu'l-Qaʽdah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dhu%27l-Qa%CA%BDdah. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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