mih·​rab | \ ˈmē-rəb How to pronounce mihrab (audio) \

Definition of mihrab

: a niche or chamber in a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca

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The exhibition also features an ornate wooden mihrab, or prayer niche, from the Cairo mausoleum of a Muslim holy woman. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mihrab

1669, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mihrab

Arabic miḥrāb

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