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mih·rab

 (mîr′əb)
n. Islam
1. A niche in the wall of a mosque or a room in the mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca.
2. A niche design in the middle of a Muslim prayer rug, pointed toward Mecca during worship.

[Arabic miḥrāb, probably from Old South Arabian mḥrb, part of a temple, from ḥrb, to fight, perform a certain ritual in a temple; see x̣rb in Semitic roots.]

mihrab

(ˈmiːræb; -rəb)
n
(Islam) Islam the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca
[from Arabic]

mih•rab

(ˈmɪər əb)

n.
(in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the direction of Mecca.
[1810–20; < Arabic miḥrāb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rugmihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
prayer mat, prayer rug - a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
2.mihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Meccamihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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