imambara

imambarah

[ih-mahm-bah-rah]
noun Islam. (in India)
1.
a building, rooms, etc., used by Shiʿites for ceremonies, especially during the first 10 days of Muharram.
2.
a large tomb.
Also, imaumbara, imaumbarra, imambara.


Origin:
1830–40; < Hindi imāmbārā < Arabic imām imam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure

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