or Ka·ʿbah, Kaʿa·bah
- a small, cubical building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Mecca containing a sacred black stone: regarded by Muslims as the House of God and the objective of their pilgrimages.
- one of several replicas of this building, sacred to pre-Islamic Arabs.
Origin of Kaʿba
First recorded in 1895–1900, Kaʿba is from the Arabic word kaʿbah
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Examples from the Web for kaba
Cook affirms that these islanders, like the Tahitans, were acquainted with "Kaba."Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Simeon went on his way, and towards evening reached the oasis of Kaba.I.N.R.I.
This quatrain recalls one by the Mull.991 Kchk Mrz made the circuit of the kaba towards the end of his life.
He went to Her on his way from Samarkand to make the circuit of the kaba, was there stopped, and made to remain by Sl.
The plan was a good one, but Kaba Rega, by having recourse to his old Fabian tactics, again baffled it.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger