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also Sa·phar  (sə-fär′)
The second month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic ṣafar, probably from ṣafira, to be empty; see ṣpr in Semitic roots.]
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(səˈfɑː) or


(Islam) the second month of the Muslim year
[from Arabic]
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the second month of the Islamic calendar.
[< Arabic ṣafar]
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Noun1.Safar - the second 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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