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)

a building, rooms, etc., used by Shiʿites for ceremonies, especially during the first 10 days of Muharram.
a large tomb.

Nearby words

  1. imagism,
  2. imagists,
  3. imago,
  4. imam,
  5. imamate,
  6. imami,
  7. imamite,
  8. imap,
  9. imare,
  10. imaret

Origin of imambarah

1830–40; < Hindi imāmbārā < Arabic imām imam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure

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Examples from the Web for imambarah

  • 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