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Definition 1: a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for karbala in the sense of this definition

(karbala is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(... is part of karbala) a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq

(karbala is the region of the domain of ...) a battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed

"the Battle of Kerbala is the basis for the Ta'ziyehs that are performed annually"

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