Origin of KaabaArabic ka?ba, literally , square building from ka?b, a cube
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
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) k&ayin;b
From Arabic كَعْبَةٌ (kaʿba, “cube”).
- The lord or owner of Shard; s he was worshipped under the form of a black rectangular stone, a sort of Petraean Kaaba (Suidas Lex.
- Not improbably they spoke a dialect (or dialects) akin to Arabic or Aramaic. 5 According to the Mahommedans, Ishmael, who is recognized as their ancestor, lies buried with his mother in the Kaaba in Mecca.
- Kmba, Kaaba, or Kaabeh, the sacred shrine of Mahommedanism, containing the "black stone," in the middle of the great mosque at Mecca.