Muharram definition

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The first ten days of this month, observed by Shiites as a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.
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The first month of the Islamic calendar.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of muharram - mohurrum

Origin of muharram

  • Arabic muḥarram passive participle of ḥarrama to forbid from ḥarama to forbid x̣rm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition