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 (kôr′bən, -băn′)
A sacrifice made to God by the ancient Hebrews at the Temple in Jerusalem.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek korbān, from Hebrew qorbān, from qārab, to approach; see qrb in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈkɔːbən; Hebrew kɔrˈban)
1. (Bible) Old Testament a gift to God
2. (Bible) New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
3. (Judaism) New Testament Judaism the Temple treasury or a consecration or gift to it (Matthew 27:6; Mark 7:11)
[C14: from Late Latin, from Greek korban, from Hebrew qorbān offering, literally: a drawing near]
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(ˈkɔr bən, -bæn)

an offering or sacrifice made to God, esp. among the ancient Hebrews, in fulfillment of a vow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew qorbān literally, a drawing near]
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As for decor, keep things light and uncomplicated, says New York designer Ryan Korban. He recommends using light-colored paints that are warm and not stark (he likes Lily White from Benjamin Moore) and light-wood floors.
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One Uyghur student attending university in Urumqi from a village in Kashgar district observed that where he came from everyone opened their doors to neighbors during Korban (Qurban), a Muslim holiday during which each family traditionally sacrifices a sheep.
A culture of violence permeated the interactions amongst and between both sides, that is, not just on the part of the aggressors, but also the activist victims (korban) themselves, supported by the latters' moral claims.
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