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(Placename) a variant of Karbala
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Ker•be•la(ˈkɜr bə lə)
a town in central Iraq: holy city of the Shi‘ite sect. 184,574.
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|Noun||1.||Kerbela - a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680|
Battle of Kerbala - a battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed; "the Battle of Kerbala is the basis for the Ta'ziyehs that are performed annually"
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