meschita

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic مَسْجِد(masjid).

Noun[edit]

meschita f (genitive meschitae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) mosque
    • 1591, Leunclavius, Historiae Musulmanae Turcorum, de monumentis ipsorum exscriptae, libri XVIII[1], column 195:
      Condidit secundum haec Urchan Nicaeae magnam quamdam meschitam sive templum, in quo sui die Veneris hebdomadarium, Muhametano ritu, festum celebrarent.
      Accordingly Orhan built a certain great mosque or temple in Nicaea, in which his people were to celebrate a weekly feast on Friday in the Mohammedan rite.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative meschita meschitae
Genitive meschitae meschitārum
Dative meschitae meschitīs
Accusative meschitam meschitās
Ablative meschitā meschitīs
Vocative meschita meschitae

References[edit]

  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) , “meschita”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill