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

  • n. The second month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The second month of the Islamic calendar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the second month of the Islamic calendar

Etymologies

Arabic ṣafar, probably from ṣafira, to be empty; see ṣpr1 in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic صفر (safira, "to be empty"). (Wiktionary)

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