prayer rug

[ prair ]
/ prɛər /

noun

a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions.

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Origin of prayer rug

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example sentences from the Web for prayer rug

  • She turned, and saw Baroudi praying, on a prayer-rug with a niche woven in it, which was duly set towards Mecca.

    Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
  • Will you kindly ask the servants where the little Persian prayer-rug and the parcel which I brought with me have been placed?

    Prince Prigio|Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for prayer rug

prayer rug
/ (prɛə) /

noun

the small carpet on which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself while saying his prayersAlso called: prayer mat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for prayer rug

prayer rug

A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.

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