مكة

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See also: مکہ‎, مکھ, and مکه

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Proper noun[edit]

مَكَّة (makkaf

  1. Mecca (a large city in Saudi Arabia)
    مَكَّة الْمُكَرَّمَة‎ ― makkat al-mukarramaMecca
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 48:24:
      وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِي كَفَّ أَيْدِيَهُمْ عَنْكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ عَنْهُمْ بِبَطْنِ مَكَّةَ مِنْ بَعْدِ أَنْ أَظْفَرَكُمْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرًا
      wahuwa llaḏī kaffa ʾaydiyahum ʿankum waʾaydiyakum ʿanhum bibaṭni makkata min baʿdi ʾan ʾaẓfarakum ʿalayhim wakāna l-lahu bimā taʿmalūna baṣīran
      And it is He who withheld their hands from you and your hands from them within [the area of] Makkah after He caused you to overcome them. And ever is Allah of what you do, Seeing.

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani: Məkkə
  • Bashkir: Мәккә (Mäkkä)
  • English: Mecca
  • Persian: مکه(makke)
  • Turkish: Mekke

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “Mecca”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “مكة”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN