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ihram

[ ee-rahm ]
/ iˈrɑm /
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noun

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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How to use ihram in a sentence

  • 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.

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  • Next the whole party put off their old garments, and attired themselves in the two white vestments El Ihram.

  • The heads of the party were bare; their countenances becomingly solemn; their Ihram fresh and spotlessly white.

British Dictionary definitions for ihram

ihram
/ (ɪˈrɑːm) /

noun

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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