turbeh

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish تربة, from Arabic تربة (tomb)

Noun[edit]

turbeh (plural turbehs)

  1. A small mausoleum built over the grave of a high-ranking or holy Muslim, especially under the Ottomans.
    • 1988, Christina Pribićević-Zorić, translating Milorad Pavić, Dictionary of the Khazars, Vintage 1989, p. 125:
      “The guard locks the gates of the turbeh, letting the heavy sound of the lock fall into the dark interior, as though leaving the name of the key inside.”

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