[ ee-rahm ]
/ iˈrɑm /
the dress worn by male Muslims on their pilgrimage to Mecca, consisting of two white cotton cloths, one worn round the waist, the other over the left shoulder.
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Origin of ihram
First recorded in 1695–1705, ihram is from the Arabic word iḥrām literally, prohibition
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Example sentences from the Web for ihram
With appropriate ceremony, Ali donned the ihram and ran a mental tally of the things he must not do until the Hadj came to an end.Hi Jolly!|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for ihram
/ (ɪˈrɑːm) /
the customary white robes worn by Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, symbolizing a sacred or consecrated state
Word Origin for ihram
C18: from Arabic ihrām, from harama he forbade
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