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imambarah

or i·maum·ba·ra, i·maum·bar·ra, i·mam·ba·ra

[ih-mahm-bah-rah]
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noun Islam. (in India)
  1. a building, rooms, etc., used by Shiʿites for ceremonies, especially during the first 10 days of Muharram.
  2. a large tomb.
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Origin of imambarah

1830–40; < Hindi imāmbārā < Arabic imām imam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure
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  • From the top of the Imambarah one obtains an excellent view of Lucknow and its surroundings.

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan