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[sawm] /sɔm/
noun
1.
fasting, especially during the month of Ramadan; the fourth of the Pillars of Islam.
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(Arabic: "fasting"), in Islam, any religious fast, but particularly the fast of the month of Ramadan (q.v.).

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