Kaaba

noun
Kaa·​ba | \ ˈkä-bə How to pronounce Kaaba (audio) \

Definition of Kaaba

: a small stone building in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca that contains a sacred black stone and is the goal of Islamic pilgrimage and the point toward which Muslims turn in praying

First Known Use of Kaaba

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kaaba

Arabic kaʽba, literally, cubic building

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“Kaaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kaaba. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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