kaaba

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Kaaba or Caaba (ˈkɑːbə)
 
n
a cube-shaped building in Mecca, the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying
 
[from Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube]
 
Caaba or Caaba
 
n
 
[from Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube]

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Kaaba
1734 (Caaba), cube-shaped building in the Great Mosque of Mecca, containing the Black Stone, from Arabic ka'bah "square house," from ka'b "cube."
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