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imambarah

or imaumbara, imaumbarra, imambara

[ih-mahm-bah-rah] /ɪˌmɑmˈbɑ rɑ/
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.
Origin of imambarah
1830-1840
1830-40; < Hindi imāmbārā < Arabic imām imam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure
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  • From the top of the imambarah one obtains an excellent view of Lucknow and its surroundings.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan

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