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{adj: instant, inst} in or of the present month
"your letter of the 10th inst"



{adj: tenth, 10th} coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position

{n: Arabian Nights' Entertainment, Arabian Nights, Thousand and One Nights} a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century

{n: Bathsheba} (Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of King David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)

{n: Hawaii Time, Hawaii Standard Time} standard time in the 10th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 150th meridian west; used in Hawaii and the western Aleutian Islands

{n: Id al-Adha, Feast of Sacrifice} the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity

{n: J, letter j} the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Jeroboam, Jeroboam I} (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)

{n: Kalki} the 10th and last incarnation of Vishnu

{n: Munich beer, Munchener} a dark lager produced in Munich since the 10th century; has a distinctive taste of malt

{n: Newfoundland and Labrador} a Canadian province on the island of Newfoundland and on the mainland along the coast of the Labrador Sea; became Canada's 10th province in 1949

{n: Pahlavi} the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries

{n: Solomon} (Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)

{n: Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon} any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall

{n: Tyler, John Tyler, President Tyler} elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)

{n: Uriah} (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that King David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)

{n: Wessex} a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century

{n: Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement} (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law

{n: ijtihad} the endeavor of a Moslem scholar to derive a rule of divine law from the Koran and Hadith without relying on the views of other scholars; by the end of the 10th century theologians decided that debate on such matters would be closed and Muslim theology and law were frozen
"some reform-minded Islamic scholars believe that reopening ijtihad is a prerequisite for the survival of Islam"

{n: kappa} the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet

{n: season} a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
"he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"
"she always looked forward to the avocado season"

{n: yodh} the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

{v: begin, start} begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
"begin a cigar"
"She started the soup while it was still hot"
"We started physics in 10th grade"


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