a high, slender tower attached to a mosque, with one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin, or crier, calls the people to prayer
Origin of minaretFrench from Turkish men?ret from Arabic man?ra(t), lighthouse, minaret from base of n?r, fire
A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin or a recording of a muezzin summons the people to prayer.
Origin of minaretUltimately ( partly via French) from Ottoman Turkish mināre from earlier menāre from Arabic manāra lamp, beacon tower of a fortress nwr
Maltepe Mosque designed by Recai Akçay (1909-1967)