Origin of mosqueEarly Modern English muskey from Middle French mosquez from Italian moschea, ultimately from Arabic masjid, place of adoration, temple from sajada, to prostrate oneself, pray
The definition of a mosque is a Muslim place of worship.
An example of a mosque is the Friday Mosque of Herat.
A building used as a place of Muslim worship.
Origin of mosqueFrench mosquée from Middle French mousquaie from Old Italian moschea ultimately ( possibly with influence from Old Italian musco musk (in reference to the perfuming of mosques with musk) ) from Old SpanishMedieval Latin mezquita from Byzantine Greek masgidion or Armenian mzkit&rough; both from Arabic masjid ( perhaps in a dialectal pronunciation such as Egyptian Arabic masgid ); see masjid .
- He must not sit in a mosque, except under necessity, but in some open, accessible place.
- Her mosque was built in 1418.
- A ruined mosque with a tall minaret stands by the river-brink.
- There are remains of a Moorish fort on the hill commanding the town; and the north gateway - the Puerta del Colegio - is a fine lofty arch, surmounted by an emblematic statue and the city arms. The most prominent buildings are the episcopal palace (1733), with a frontage of a 600 ft.; the town house (1843), containing important archives; and the cathedral, a small Gothic structure built on the site of a former mosque in the 14th century, and enlarged and tastelessly restored in 1829.
- Of the principal mosques the large Buyuk Djamia, with nine metal cupolas, has become the National Museum; the Tcherna Djamia or Black Mosque, latterly used as a prison, has been transformed into a handsome church; the Banyabashi Djamia, with its picturesque minaret, is still used by Moslem worshippers.