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mihrab

[ meer-uh b ]
/ ˈmɪər əb /
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noun

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

Nearby words

miguelet, miha, mihailović, mihi, mihl, mihrab, mikado, mikasuki, mike, mike fright, mike up

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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