Origin of minaret
Examples from the Web for minaret
Contemporary Examples of minaret
But, as with the claims for minaret building in Switzerland, more is being demanded by Muslims.Ground Zero Mosque Hurts Islam
August 12, 2010
Historical Examples of minaret
By this time also, if not earlier, the minaret had become universal.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
The minaret is faced with tiles and is surmounted by a gilded crescent.
The minaret is a tall slender tower, peculiar to Turkish architecture.Popular Technology; Volume 2
Seldom had he looked at a minaret without thinking of prayer.In the Wilderness
The minaret, I may here remark, is to the mosques what a steeple is to the church.Letters from Palestine
J. D. Paxton
Word Origin for minaret
1680s, from French minaret, from Turkish minare "a minaret," from Arabic manarah, manarat "lamp, lighthouse, minaret," related to manar "candlestick," derivative of nar "fire;" cf. Hebrew ner "lamp" (see menorah).