Muezzin meaning

myo͝o-ĕzĭn, mo͝o-
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(Islam) The person who issues the call to prayer from one of the minarets of a mosque.
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The crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day.
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In Muslim countries, a crier, as in a minaret, who calls the people to prayer five times a day.
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Origin of muezzin

  • Ottoman Turkish müezzin or Persian muazzin from Arabic mu’aḏḏin active participle of ’aḏḏana to call to prayer azan

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

  • From Turkish müezzin or Ottoman Turkish مؤذن (müezzin), from Arabic مؤذن (muʾáḏḏin, “one who calls (to prayer), crier").

    From Wiktionary