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Meaning of "mihrab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MIHRAB

From Arabic.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MIHRAB

mihrab  [ˈmiːræb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MIHRAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mihrab is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MIHRAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mihrab

Mihrab

Mihrab is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying. The wall in which a mihrab appears is thus the "qibla wall." Mihrabs should not be confused with the minbar, which is the raised platform from which an Imam addresses the congregation.

Definition of mihrab in the English dictionary

The definition of mihrab in the dictionary is the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MIHRAB


crab
kræb
Crabbe
kræb
drab
dræb
frab
fræb
grab
ɡræb
krab
kræb
landgrab
ˈlændˌɡræb
olive-drab
ˈɒlɪv dræb
scrab
skræb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MIHRAB

migrant
migrate
migration
migrational
migrationist
migrator
migratory
miha
mihi
MIHL
mikado
mike
mike up
mikvah
mikveh
mil
mil.
miladi
miladies
milady

WORDS THAT END LIKE MIHRAB

Arab
Boston crab
catch a crab
fiddler crab
hard-shell crab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
king crab
mud crab
olive drab
Pan-Arab
sand crab
scarab
screen grab
Shatt-al-Arab
smash-and-grab
snow crab
soft-shell crab
spider crab
the Crab

Synonyms and antonyms of mihrab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mihrab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MIHRAB

Find out the translation of mihrab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mihrab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mihrab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

壁龛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mihrab
570 millions of speakers

English

mihrab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेहराब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المحراب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

михраб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mihrab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিহরাবের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mihrab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mihrab
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Translator English - German

Mihrab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メヘラーブ
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Translator English - Korean

mihrab
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mihrab
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

mihrab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

mihrab
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिहारचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mihrap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mihrab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mihrab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

михраб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mihrab
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μιχράμπ
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

mihrab
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

mihrab
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

mihrab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mihrab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MIHRAB»

The term «mihrab» is regularly used and occupies the 104.837 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MIHRAB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mihrab

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIHRAB»

Discover the use of mihrab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mihrab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mosque and Its Early Development
Medina were held in great reverence.1 As a niche for the imam, the mihrab achieved the practical effect of saving a rather large space otherwise unused and it probably did carry with it the symbolical meaning denoted by its Christian origin .
Doğan Kuban, 1974
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An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture
Beneath the Qubbat al-Sakhra, in the southern wall of the cavern in the rock, is embedded what Creswell believed to be the "earliest extant mihrab in Islam" ( plate 1), contemporary with the Dome of the Rock and ascribed to its founder, cAbd ...
Oleg Grabar, 1985
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Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World
MIHRAB. AND. {ANAZA”. OR. “SACRUM. AND. SPEAR”? A. RECONSIDERATION. OF. AN. EARLY. MARWANID. SILVER. DRACHM. Fig. 4a. Enlarged detail of bust on cat. no. 1. This paper is an attempt to understand the imagery of an ...
Gülru Necipoğlu, Julia Bailey, 2005
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PROCEEDINGS 4th International Congress on “Science and ...
MIHRAB. CAIRO,. EGYPT. (TECHNIQUES,. MATERIALS. AND. CONSERVATION . APPROACH). HALA A.M. AFIFI A& AMANY M. BAKRB a b Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Egypt, Giza, 12613 E. mail: a ...
Angelo Ferrari
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E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936
Many however followed the kibla of Syria. In the transformation of churches into mosques, frequent under al-Ma'mUn, their orientation from east to west was decisive. The door on the east side as a rule was made the mihrab (Makrlzl, iv. 30 ).
M. Th. Houtsma, 1993
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Moon-o-theism, Volume II of II
Chapter 10: Moon-o-theistic Venus Altars The Mihrab Architectural Feature The Mihrab is an arched niche in a Mosque. The Mihrab marks the direction of prayer, the Kiblah, which is toward the Black Stone at the Kaaba. Frequently, a pulpit ...
Yoel Natan, 2006
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The Monumental Inscriptions from Early Islamic Iran and ...
Description: Mihrab ( 1 .43 m. high) carved with five lines of simple Kufic, each ca. 10 cm., in the tympanum Location: Cave just north of the grotto known as the Takkiya Mashriqin above the Darvaza-yi Qu'ran/ Isfahan in the Allahu Akbar Pass  ...
Sheila Blair, 1992
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Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in ...
pilgrim is then directed to descend into the cave to visit the Tongue of the Rock; the Station (maq ̧m) of Solomon (the Mihrab on the right); the imprint of the Prophet's Turban on the Rock; and other spots not mentioned in the Ottoman Turkish ...
Gülru Neci̇poğlu, Julia Bailey, 2008
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Dictionary of Islamic Architecture
Mihrab ofmausoleum ofIltumish, Delhi In addition to its function as a directional indicator it is thought that the first mihrab niches had a ceremonial or ritual function associated with symbols of royalty. Certainly the mihrab became a focus for ...
Andrew Petersen, 2002
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The Book of Iran: The History of Iranian Art
These mihrabs include the mihrab of the Ardistan Mosque, the Mohammad-Savi mihrab known as Uljaiti in Isfahan and the Pir-Bakran mihrab, which also belongs to this period. During the Islamic era stucco decoration gradually began to ...
Habibollah Ayatollahi, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIHRAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mihrab is used in the context of the following news items.
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British ISIS jihadi bride did nothing as I was raped says Yazidi sex …
They were all transported to Qasr Mihrab, a deserted Shi'ite village in Iraq where they spent two months under armed guard, before they and ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Resident Rendezvoyeur: A beacon of faith
The entrance dome and a monolithic black stone pulpit frame (mihrab) were unprecedented features for those times. The inner walls were ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
3
EID MUBARAK | Muslim communities mark end of Ramadan
Muslims pray with no image at the "mihrab" in one of the mosque in Cotabato City. Mothers with their children outside the Sultan Bolkiah golden ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
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A taste of Ramadan: the experience of fasting as a non-Muslim
... Dana left me to join the other women facing the ornamental, black-and-white Mihrab to begin her evening prayer. A partial partition separated ... «Seattle Globalist, Jul 15»
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AI-Madinah AI-Munawarah..The Encounter of Islam, History and …
... special place to make prayers for whatever one needs or desires), the mihrab (the place where the Imam performs prayer), and the pulpit. «MENAFN.COM, Jul 15»
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Turkey building Central Asia's largest mosque
Palakoğlu said that the mosque is being built in Ottoman style, saying they have assembled the minbar, mihrab – a semicircular praying niche ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»
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Prophet Muhammad in the Last Days of Ramadan
Her uncle, Prophet Zakariyya is also mentioned in the Quran, how he worshipped Allah in the mihrab i.e. his private prayer place alone. «Onislam.net, Jul 15»
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Al-Shafi'i Mosque, witness to early Islamic period
... started four years ago revealed a number of archeological artifacts which led to the estimation of the mihrab's age to be close to 1,400 years. «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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Turkey raising Central Asia's largest mosque
Palakoglu said that the mosque is being built in the Ottoman style, saying they have assembled the minbar, mihrab – a semicircular praying ... «Anadolu Agency, Jul 15»
10
Remarkable old mosques
The pale beauty of the illuminated mihrab presents a dramatic appearance. It is strikingly decorated with finely carved or moulded stucco ... «Times of Oman, Jul 15»

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