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kiswah

[kis-wah] /ˈkɪs wɑ/
noun, Islam.
1.
a decorative veil draped over the walls of the Kaʿba, now made of black brocade embroidered in gold with inscriptions from the Koran.
Origin of kiswah
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Arabic
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