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 (mo͞o-hăr′əm) also Mo·har·ram (mō-) or Mu·har·rum (mo͞o-)
1. The first month of the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.
2. The first ten days of this month, observed by Shiites as a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.

[Arabic muḥarram, passive participle of ḥarrama, to forbid, from ḥarama, to forbid; see x̣rm in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Muharrum - the first month of the Islamic calendarMuharrum - the first month of the Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Muslim calendar - the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
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