Ḥ-R-M (ح ر م) is the triconsonantal root of many Arabic words, and many of those words are used as names. The basic meaning expressed by the root translates as "forbidden".




  • Mahram"forbidden" — "not 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
  • Herem (Hebrew) — - Excommunication, also used in other contexts similar to the above list in Arabic.
  • Hahrama (Hebrew) — - Confiscation (civil law)

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