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Kerbela

[kur-buh-luh]
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noun
  1. a town in central Iraq: holy city of the Shiʿite sect.
Also Karbala.
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Examples from the Web for kerbela

Historical Examples

  • On the accession of Yazid, Ḥosain refused homage and raised an army, but was slain at 267 Kerbela .

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3

    Various

  • Here the roads branch and we part company with the rest of the party, who are going to Kerbela.

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for kerbela

Kerbela

noun
  1. a variant of Karbala
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