- the old Arab quarter of a North African city.
Origin of medina
First recorded in 1905–10, medina is from the Arabic word madīna city
[muh-dee-nuh for 1; muh-dahy-nuh for 2]
- 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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Examples from the Web for medina
Last August, a small-time classic rock cover band performed at a bar called 69 Taps in Medina, outside Cleveland.BMI Reminds Ohio Bar: Cover Songs Don’t Come for Free
March 27, 2014
Once they begin, they could snowball and reach the major cities of the Hejaz, including Jeddah, Mecca, Taif, and Medina.Revolution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
January 20, 2013
Even the Holy Prophet talked to and had ceasefires with his enemies at Mecca and Medina.Can the Taliban Avoid Fracturing Over the Qatar Peace Talks?
Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau
February 23, 2012
Hotels like La Mamounia also offer classes with their executive chefs as well as culinary-focused tours of the Medina.Eight Great Food Experiences in Kauai, Marrakech, Tuscany, More
December 5, 2011
Its forces are the only military allowed near the capital, Riyadh, and the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina.Who Will Rule Saudi Arabia?
November 26, 2010
Four thousand Mussulmans were killed, and two thousand returned to Medina.Les Parsis
The result of these proceedings was that Mahomet advised his followers to go to Medina.
Mahomet's first care on reaching Medina was to organise the service of the faith.
Sunday was the 28th: and on that morning it became evident that Medina meant mischief.Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
I have seen at Medina and Tayi, locust shops, where they are sold by measure.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
- (sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African citiesCompare kasbah
C20: Arabic, literally: town
- 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