medina

[ muh-dee-nuh ]
/ məˈdi nə /

noun

the old Arab quarter of a North African city.

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Origin of medina

First recorded in 1905–10, medina is from the Arabic word madīna city

Definition for medina (2 of 2)

Medina
[ muh-dee-nuh for 1; muh-dahy-nuh for 2 ]
/ məˈdi nə for 1; məˈdaɪ nə for 2 /

noun

a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the supreme Prophet from Allah and where his tomb is located.
a town in N Ohio.
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British Dictionary definitions for medina (1 of 2)

medina
/ (mɛˈdiːnə) /

noun

(sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African citiesCompare kasbah

Word Origin for medina

C20: Arabic, literally: town

British Dictionary definitions for medina (2 of 2)

Medina
/ (mɛˈdiːnə) /

noun

a city in W Saudi Arabia: the second most holy city of Islam (after Mecca), with the tomb of Mohammed; university (1960). Pop: 1 044 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Al Madinah Ancient Arabic name: Yathrib
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