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  1. the second month of the Muslim calendar.

Origin of Safar

From the Arabic word Ṣafar
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Examples from the Web for safar

Historical Examples

  • This may have been a usual halting-place on a journey (safar) north.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • He then took his pupil to Egypt, which country they reached in the month of Safar in the year 335 of the Hegira.

  • "By Safar, if you doubt your welcome at Careba, wait till you show your wares," another Calera said.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

  • Scared the fear of Safar into a party of Caleras while we were working at low altitude, by the way.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for safar



  1. the second month of the Muslim year

Word Origin

from Arabic
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