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prayer rug

[prair]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for prayer rug

Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. the small carpet on which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself while saying his prayersAlso called: prayer mat
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prayer rug in Culture

prayer rug

A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.

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