kiblah

[ kib-luh ]
/ ˈkɪb lə /

noun Islam.

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Also keblah, kib·la.

Origin of kiblah

First recorded in 1730–40, kiblah is from the Arabic word qiblah

Definition for kiblah (2 of 2)

qibla

or qib·lah

[ kib-luh ]
/ ˈkɪb lə /

noun Islam.

the point toward which Muslims turn to pray, especially the Kaʿba, or House of God, at Mecca.
Often kib·la, kib·lah.

Origin of qibla

From the Arabic word qiblah
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British Dictionary definitions for kiblah (1 of 2)

kiblah

kibla

/ (ˈkɪblɑː) /

noun

Islam the direction of Mecca, to which Muslims turn in prayer, indicated in mosques by a niche (mihrab) in the wall

Word Origin for kiblah

C18: from Arabic qíblah that which is placed opposite; related to qabala to be opposite

British Dictionary definitions for kiblah (2 of 2)

qibla
/ (ˈkɪblə) /

noun

a variant of kiblah
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