Definitions

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

  • n. The 12th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

Etymologies

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

Arabic ḏū-l-ḥijja : ḏū, the one of; see in Semitic roots + al-, the + ḥijja, pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.

Examples

  • ² Contemporarysensibilities in the world and, alas, even in the Church, resent theobjective precept, the non-negotiable commandment, the mandate coming fromabove.

    Forgiveness

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