azan

[ah-zahn]

Origin of azan

First recorded in 1850–55, azan is from the Arabic word adhān invitation. See muezzin
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azan

noun
  1. Islam the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret

Word Origin for azan

from Arabic adhān, from adhina to proclaim, invite; see muezzin
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