Origin of minaret
Examples from the Web for minaret
But, as with the claims for minaret building in Switzerland, more is being demanded by Muslims.
The minaret of the mosque of the Sultan Kalan at Cairo is perhaps the most splendid of all contemporary works.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
Near it there is a large and ancient mosque, with a minaret of singular elegance.
More probably it was started about the year 1185, as the prayer tower or minaret of the mosque which was then rapidly progressing.Cathedrals of Spain|John A. (John Allyne) Gade
So, with a great weight on his heart, he descended the winding stairs of the minaret.Told in the Coffee House|Cyrus Adler
The tower is evidently a minaret, as it is built in the purest Saracenic style, and is surrounded by the ruins of a mosque.
British Dictionary definitions for minaret
Word Origin for minaret
Word Origin and History 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).