[meer-uh b]


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

Origin of mihrab

First recorded in 1810–20, mihrab is from the Arabic word miḥrāb
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Islam the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca

Word Origin for mihrab

from Arabic
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