"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

Historical Examples of magrib

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

  • And now Magrib was over, and the first time of the Moslem's prayer was come.

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    Robert Hichens