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ʿAshuraʾ

[ash-oo-rah]
noun
  1. the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims.
  2. (among Shiʿite Muslims) the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein.
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Origin of ʿAshuraʾ

From the Arabic word ʿĀshūrāʾ
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