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Shawwal

[shuh-wahl]
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noun
  1. the tenth month of the Muslim calendar.

Origin of Shawwal

First recorded in 1760–70, Shawwal is from the Arabic word shawwāl
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Examples from the Web for shawwal

Historical Examples

  • Shawwal is the month that follows it, which begins with the great feast of Bairam, the festival referred to in line 4.

    The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam

    Omar Khayyam


British Dictionary definitions for shawwal

Shawwal

noun
  1. the tenth month of the Muslim year

Word Origin

from Arabic
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