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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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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 madrassah

madrasah

n.

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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