mihrab

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic محراب (miḥrāb) [1]

Noun[edit]

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mihrab (plural mihrabs)

  1. (Islam) a niche in a mosque, that indicates the qibla (direction of Mecca), and into which the imam prays
  2. (Islam) a design in a Muslim prayer mat with the same function

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mihrab." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.