madrasah

or ma·dra·sa, ma·dras·sah

[muh-dras-uh]

Origin of madrasah

From Arabic
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madrasah

madrasa medrese (məˈdrɛseɪ)

noun
  1. Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction

Word Origin for madrasah

from Arabic, literally: place of learning
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Word Origin and History for madrasa

madrasah

n.

Islamic college, 1620s, from Arabic madrasah, literally "a place of study," from locative prefix ma- + stem of darasa "he read repeatedly, he studied," which is related to Hebrew darash (cf. midrash).

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