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[myoo-ez-in, moo-] /myuˈɛz ɪn, mu-/
the crier who, from a minaret or other high part of a mosque, at stated hours five times daily, intones aloud the call summoning Muslims to prayer.
Origin of muezzin
1575-85; < Turkish müezzin < Arabic mu'adhdhin Unabridged
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(Islam) the official of a mosque who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day from the minaret
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C16: changed from Arabic mu'adhdhin
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Word Origin and History for muezzin

"official who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque," 1580s, from Arabic muadhdhin, properly active participle of adhdhana, frequentative of adhanna "he proclaimed," from uthn "ear." Cf. Hebrew he'ezin "he gave ear, heard," from ozen "ear." English spelling is from dialectal use of -z- for -dh-.

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