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Dhu ʾl-hijjah

[dool hij-uh]
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  1. Islam. the twelfth month of the Muslim calendar, in leap year containing one extra day.
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Also Dhu ʾl-hijja, Zu ʾl-hij·jah [zool-hij-ah] /zulˈhɪdʒ ɑ/.

Origin of Dhu ʾl-hijjah

First recorded in 1760–70, Dhu ʾl-hijjah is from the Arabic word dhū al-ḥijjah
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