- a town in central Iraq: holy city of the Shiʿite sect.
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Examples from the Web for kerbela
On the accession of Yazid, Ḥosain refused homage and raised an army, but was slain at 267 Kerbela .
Here the roads branch and we part company with the rest of the party, who are going to Kerbela.By Desert Ways to Baghdad
He had apparently discovered this from someone at Kerbela, who had handed him over to the Shammar.The Treasure of the Tigris
A. F. Mockler Ferryman
As soon as the weather cleared we made a run to Kerbela—a lovely town, with miles of gardens surrounding it and two great mosques.War in the Garden of Eden
Suddenly from out the city of Ur (Kerbela), near the ancient mouth of the Euphrates, appears a traveller.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
- a variant of Karbala
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