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[shuh-bahn, shah-, shaw-]
  1. the eighth month of the Muslim calendar.
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Origin of Shaban

First recorded in 1760–70, Shaban is from the Arabic word shaʿbān
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Historical Examples of shaban

  • It was the office of Shaban, as chief eunuch, to keep the key of the ladies apartment.

    Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century

    Samuel Johnson

  • On the 2d of the moon Shaban, shortly after the hour of afternoon prayer, the signal was fired and the tents fell.

British Dictionary definitions for shaban



  1. the eighth month of the Muslim year
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Word Origin for Shaban

from Arabic sha`bān
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