Ramadan meaning

răm'ə-dän', răm'ə-dän'
The ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar.
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A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, that is carried out during this period.
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The ninth month of the Muslim year, a period of daily fasting from sunrise to sunset.
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The fasting in this period.
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(Islam) The holy ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast between the break of dawn until sunset; they also refrain from drinking liquids, smoking and having sexual relations.
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Origin of ramadan

  • Arabic ramaḍān from ramaḍ dryness from ramiḍa to be scorched rmṣ́ in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Arabic رمضان (ramaḍān), from ارتمض (irtámaḍa, “to be consumed by grief and sorrow").
    From Wiktionary