sawm

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From Arabic صَوْم (ṣawm, fasting; abstaining from food, drink, and sex), probably borrowed from Classical Syriac ܨܘܡܐ (ṣawmāʾ).

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sawm (uncountable)

  1. (Islam) fasting, abstention, abstinence; the third of the five pillars of Islam

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