madrassa

noun ma·dras·sa \mə-ˈdra-sə, -ˈdrä-\

Definition of madrassa

  1. :  a Muslim school, college, or university that is often part of a mosque

Variants of madrassa

or

madrasa

less commonly

madrassah

or

madrasah

\mə-ˈdra-sə, -ˈdrä-\

Origin and Etymology of madrassa

Arabic madrasa


First Known Use: 1662


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