jawab

noun ja·wab \jəˈwäb, -wȯb\

Definition of jawab

plural

-s

  1. :  a building (as the false mosque of the Taj Mahal) erected to correspond to or balance another

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Origin and Etymology of jawab

Hindi jawāb, from Arabic


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