Definition of mahr in English:

mahr

noun

Islam
  • In Islamic law: the gift which the bridegroom must make to the bride when the marriage contract is made and which becomes her property.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Francklin (1763–1839), orientalist. From Arabic mahr nuptial gift, cognate with Hebrew mōhar (e.g. Genesis 34:12), Syriac mahrā.

Pronunciation

mahr

/mɑː/