Origin of muezzin
Examples from the Web for muezzin
In my youth, you heard, side-by-side, the church bells ringing and the beautiful, sonorous call to prayer of the muezzin.
As I descended I heard, thin and faint and beautiful, like the cry of a wild bird, the muezzin from the minarets of Erzerum.Greenmantle|John Buchan
Alcazar chansons rang out from the cafes, while in their midst stood the mosque, that had used to resound with the Muezzin.Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
Five times a day the voice of the muezzin calls them to prayer.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
It was almost just that he should have the wealth of the cathedral from which he had driven away the mufti and muezzin.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
Again at sunset I shall sit in the vast temple of Luxor and hear once more the Muezzin's call to prayer.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for muezzin
Word Origin for muezzin
Word Origin and History for muezzin
"official who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque," 1580s, from Arabic muadhdhin, properly active participle of adhdhana, frequentative of adhanna "he proclaimed," from uthn "ear." Cf. Hebrew he'ezin "he gave ear, heard," from ozen "ear." English spelling is from dialectal use of -z- for -dh-.