قبلة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ق ب ل (q-b-l); compare قَبِلَ (qabila, to receive hospitably).

Noun[edit]

قُبْلَة (qublaf (plural قُبْلَات (qublāt) or قُبُلَات (qubulāt) or قُبَل (qubal))

  1. kiss
  2. bail, surety
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

قِبْلَة (qiblaf

  1. qibla, the direction towards the Kaaba, towards which Muslims pray
  2. prayer niche, a recess in a mosque wall indicating the direction of the Kaaba
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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قِبْلَة (qibla).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡibla/
    • IPA(key): [qe̞bla] (an alternative pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

قِبْلَة (gibla)

  1. the direction towards the Kaaba, towards which Muslims pray.