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[muh-dras-uh] /məˈdræs ə/
noun, Islam.
a school or college, especially a school attached to a mosque where young men study theology.
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/məˈdræsə; ˈmɑːdræsə/
(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 madrasah

Islamic college, 1620s, from Arabic madrasah, literally "a place of study," from locative prefix ma- + stem of darasa "he read repeatedly, he studied," which is related to Hebrew darash (cf. midrash).

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