Sha'ban

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Sha'·ban

also Shaa·ban  (shə-bän′, shä-, shô-)
n.
The eighth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic ša'bān, perhaps from ša'aba, to gather, disperse; see śʕb in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Sha'ban - the eighth 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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