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 CE, 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 ʔaydiyahum ʕankum waʔaydiyakum ʕanhum bibaṭni makkata min baʕdi ʔan ʔaẓfarakum ʕalayhim wakāna l-lahu bimā taʕmalūna 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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Descendants[edit]

  • Assyrian Neo-Aramaic: ܡܲܟܵܐ(makkā)
  • Bengali: মক্কা (mokka)
  • English: Mecca
  • Persian: مکه(makke)
  • Turkish: Mekke
  • Azerbaijani: Məkkə
  • Bashkir: Мәккә (Mäkkä)
  • Malay: Mekah
  • Swahili: Makka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “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