taʿziyah

[tuh-zee-yuh]

noun (in Shiʿite Islam)

a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram, a.d. 680.

Nearby words

  1. tayside,
  2. tayside region,
  3. tazza,
  4. taínaron,
  5. taínaron, cape,
  6. tb,
  7. tb test,
  8. tba,
  9. tbc,
  10. tbd

Origin of taʿziyah

From the Arabic word taʿziyah literally, consolation

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