Mu·har·ram (m-hărəm) also Mo·har·ram (mō-) or Mu·har·rum (m-)
1. The first month of the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.
2. The first ten days of this month, observed by Shiites as a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.
[Arabic muḥarram, passive participle of ḥarrama, to forbid, from ḥarama, to forbid; see x̣rm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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