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ʿAshuraʾ

[ash-oo-rah] /ˈæʃ ʊ rɑ/
noun
1.
the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims.
2.
(among Shiʿite Muslims) the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein.
Origin
< Arabic ʿĀshūrāʾ
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