- a costume worn by Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, consisting of one piece of white cotton around the waist and hips and another over the shoulder
- the restrictions and rules that must be observed by a pilgrim so dressed
Origin of ihramArabic i?r?m, a prohibiting ; from ?arama, to forbid
- The sacred dress of Muslim pilgrims, consisting of two lengths of white cotton, one wrapped around the loins, the other thrown over the left shoulder.
- The state of ritual purity of Muslims in wearing this dress for pilgrimage or for other acts of worship, especially the daily worship.
Origin of ihramArabic ’i&hlowdot;ram, prohibition, ihram, infinitive of ’a&hlowdot;rama, to enter the state of ihram, from &hlowdot;arama, to prohibit; see &xlowdot;rm in Semitic roots.
From Arabic إحرام (ʾaħrām, “prohibition”)