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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, celebrated as a holiday commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.

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  • proper noun An Islamic festival commemorating the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail to Allah.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic ‘Īd al-’Aḍḥā, Feast of the Sacrifice : ‘īd, feast; see Eid + al-, the + ’aḍḥā, sacrifice (from ’aḍḥā, to become visible, since the sacrifice is performed soon after the sun rises; see ṣ́ḥw in Semitic roots).]

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From Arabic عيد الأضحى (īd al-'aDHā).

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