mad-rasa

madrasah

[muh-dras-uh]
noun Islam.
a school or college, especially a school attached to a mosque where young men study theology.
Also, madrasa, madrassah.


Origin:
< Arabic

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madrasah, madrasa or medrese (məˈdræsə, ˈmɑːdræsə, məˈdræsə, ˈmɑːdræsə, məˈdrɛseɪ)
 
n
Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction
 
[from Arabic, literally: place of learning]
 
madrasa, madrasa or medrese
 
n
 
[from Arabic, literally: place of learning]
 
medrese, madrasa or medrese
 
n
 
[from Arabic, literally: place of learning]

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madrasah
Islamic college, 1622, from Arabic madrasah, lit. "a place of study," from loc. prefix ma- + stem of darasa "he read repeatedly, he studied."
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