[ dool hij-uh ]
/ dul ˈhɪdʒ ə /
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/.
Compare Muslim calendar.
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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