Kaaba meaning

käbə
(place, proper) 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.
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The small and nearly cubical stone building in Mecca, holiest place of Islam, but also holy to pre-Islamic Arabian religions.
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A Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray.
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Origin of kaaba

  • Arabic ka‘ba cube, cubic structure from ka‘aba to swell, be full (said of breasts) kʕb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic كَعْبَةٌ (kaʿba, “cube”).

    From Wiktionary