or ma·dra·sa, ma·dras·sah
- a school or college, especially a school attached to a mosque where young men study theology.
Origin of madrasah
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This is one of the most important mosques of any age, and is the most characteristic of the madrasah form.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
madrasa medrese (məˈdrɛseɪ)
- Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction
Word Origin for madrasah
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).