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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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Ashura

/ˈæʃʊˌrɑː/
noun
1.
(Islam) a Shiah festival observed on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar to commemorate the death of the martyr Imam Hussein bin Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 61 ah (680 ad)
Word Origin
C21: from Arabic 'Ashūrā
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Ashura

n.

Islamic fast on the 10th day of Muharram, Arabic Ashura', literally "tenth."

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