"Barbary," from Arabic Maghrib, literally "the west," from gharaba "(the sun) has set."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for magrib

  • After sunset, when the Prophet had said the prayer of "Magrib," he went back to the camp.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
  • And now Magrib was over, and the first time of the Moslem's prayer was come.

    Bella Donna|Robert Hichens