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Day (Arabic: yawm, pl. ayyām, Persian: rūz), conventionally understood to refer to a whole 24-hour period or to the daytime period from sunrise to sunset (also known as nahār), but as in other Semitic languages such as Syriac and Aramaic, the meaning of yawm (Hebrew: yōm/יוֹם) particularly when used in the plural can be extended to indicate a much broader sense of time in general, includi…

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Stephen Hirtenstein, “Day”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037165>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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