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Dhu ʾl-hijjah

[ dool -hij-uh ]
/ dul ˈhɪdʒ ə /
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noun

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

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

First recorded in 1760–70; <Arabic dhū al-ḥijjah “the one of the pilgrimage, who possess the pilgrimage, month of the pilgrimage,” from dhū “one that is of” + al- “the” + hajj

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