the sacred Muslim shrine, a square stone structure in the Great Mosque at Mecca, toward which believers turn when praying: it contains a black stone venerated as holy
Origin of KaabaArabic ka?ba, literally , square building ; from ka?b, a cube
A Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray.
Origin of KaabaArabic ka‘ba, cube, cubic structure, from ka‘aba, to swell, be full (said of breasts); see k&ayin;b in Semitic roots.
From Arabic كَعْبَةٌ (kaʿba, “cube”).