Medina meaning

mĭ-dēnə
The old native quarter of a N African city.
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The old section of an Arab city in North Africa.
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A city of western Saudi Arabia north of Mecca. The Mosque of the Prophet, containing Muhammad's tomb, is a holy site for Muslim pilgrims.
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(place) City in NW Saudi Arabia: site of Muhammad's tomb & hence a holy city of Islam.
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The traditional, old or non-European area of a North African town.

Although Hicham usually worked in the new town, he still lived in the medina.

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A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
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Various other cities of that name; See Medina.
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Origin of medina

  • Arabic madīna city from Aramaic mədintā, mədinā jurisdiction, district from dān to judge, administer dyn in Semitic roots

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

  • From Arabic المدينة المنورة (al-madÄ«nat al-munáwwara, “the enlightened city").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Arabic مدينة (madÄ«na, “town")

    From Wiktionary