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Ḥ-R-M (ح ر م) is the triconsonantal root of many Semitic words, and many of those words are used as names. The basic meaning expressed by the root translates as "forbidden". In Modern Hebrew, it is expressed as ח–ר–מ. In Arabic, it is expressed as ح-ر-م.


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    • Names 1.1
    • Concepts 1.2
    • Other 1.3




Hebrew and Aramaic

  • Herem or "Cherem", pl. "Hromim" (Hebrew) — "ban", a term with several applications
  • Hahrama (Hebrew) — Confiscation (civil law)


  • Mahram"forbidden" — "no need to cover" (see sartorial hijab) or an unforbidden person within the family
  • IhramHajj cloth, and the state of ritual consecration
  • Harem"forbidden place" — woman part of house, forbidden for non-Mahram men
  • Halal and Haraam foods
  • Ḥarām — ritually impure
  • Ḥaram — sanctuary


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