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mihrab

[meer-uh b] /ˈmɪər əb/
noun
1.
(in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the kiblah.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Arabic miḥrāb
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  • The prize of the collection is a large, exquisitely crafted mihrab, or prayer niche.
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mihrab

/ˈmiːræb; -rəb/
noun
1.
(Islam) the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca
Word Origin
from Arabic
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