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  1. iwan.
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Origin of liwan

< Arabic līwan < Persian; see iwan
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Historical Examples of liwan

  • It is the university, and its Liwan or prayer chamber is the largest in Cairo, there being 380 columns carrying its roof.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4


  • On the southern side of the court is the liwan, an arrangement for which the houses of Damascus are noted.

  • Opposite the liwan is a large room paved with marble, with a handsome fountain in the centre.

  • And with that the two left the white court and returned to the liwan, where the Prince of Mosul awaited them.

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis