Safar

noun
Sa·​far | \ sə-ˈfär How to pronounce Safar (audio) \

Definition of Safar

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

First Known Use of Safar

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Safar

Arabic ṣafar

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“Safar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Safar. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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