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[lee-wahn] /ˈli wɑn/
Origin of liwan
< Arabic līwan < Persian; see iwan Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is the university, and its liwan or prayer chamber is the largest in Cairo, there being 380 columns carrying its roof.

  • On the southern side of the court is the liwan, an arrangement for which the houses of Damascus are noted.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • Opposite the liwan is a large room paved with marble, with a handsome fountain in the centre.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • And with that the two left the white court and returned to the liwan, where the Prince of Mosul awaited them.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis

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