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rakʿa

[ruhk-uh] /ˈrʌk ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
a portion of the salat, the prescribed prayers said five times a day, that combines a ritual of bows and prostrations with the recitation of prayers.
Also, rakʿah.
Origin
< Arabic rakʿah
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