Kaaba

Caaba

noun
  1. a cube-shaped building in Mecca, the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying

Word Origin for Kaaba

from Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube
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Contemporary Examples of kaaba

  • You can go to the Kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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    November 29, 2012

Historical Examples of kaaba


Word Origin and History for kaaba

Kaaba

n.

1734, Caaba, cube-shaped building in the Great Mosque of Mecca, containing the Black Stone, from Arabic ka'bah "square house," from ka'b "cube."

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