mihrab

[ meer-uh b ]
/ ˈmɪər əb /

noun

(in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the kiblah.

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Origin of mihrab

First recorded in 1810–20, mihrab is from the Arabic word miḥrāb

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British Dictionary definitions for mihrab

mihrab
/ (ˈmiːræb, -rəb) /

noun

Islam the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca

Word Origin for mihrab

from Arabic
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