mimbar

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Arabic منبر (minbar), from نبر (nabara, raise).

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Noun[edit]

mimbar (plural mimbars)

  1. A pulpit in a mosque from which the leader of prayers delivers the khutbah.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 795:
      Here too the pulpit was like a mimbar in a mosque [...].
    • 2002, John Avetaranian, Richard Schafer, The Muslim Who Became a Christian, Authors On Line 2003, p. 122:
      There is only a pulpit for the preacher, which stands along the left side, and on the right is the mimbar, that is a flight of stairs with ten steps.