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"Barbary," from Arabic Maghrib, literally "the west," from gharaba "(the sun) has set."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • After sunset, when the Prophet had said the prayer of "magrib," he went back to the camp.

    The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet
  • And now magrib was over, and the first time of the Moslem's prayer was come.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens

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