Dhu ʾl-hijjah

[dool hij-uh]

noun

Islam. the twelfth month of the Muslim calendar, in leap year containing one extra day.

Also Dhu ʾl-hijja, Zu ʾl-hij·jah [zool-hij-ah] /zulˈhɪdʒ ɑ/.


Origin of Dhu ʾl-hijjah

First recorded in 1760–70, Dhu ʾl-hijjah is from the Arabic word dhū al-ḥijjah

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