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madrasah

[muh-dras-uh] /məˈdræs ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
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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Examples for madrasa
  • Nothing but the arched entrance remained of the former madrasa.
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madrasah

/məˈdræsə; ˈmɑːdræsə/
noun
1.
(Islam) an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction
Word Origin
from Arabic, literally: place of learning
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Word Origin and History for madrasa
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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