muezzin mu*ez"zin (m[-u]*[e^]z"z[i^]n), n. [Ar.] A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer; the Moslem official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day. [Written also {mouezzin}, {mueddin}, {muazzin}, {mu'adhdhin}, and {muwazzin}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • mu'adhdhin — n. Same as {muezzin}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mu'adhdhin — Der Muezzin (arabisch ‏مؤذّن‎, mu adhdhin) ist ein Ausrufer, der die Muslime zum Gebet (Salat, arabisch: as salāt) aufruft. Die erste Person, die die Funktion eines Muezzins übernahm, war der Abessinier Bilal al Habaschi, ein freigelassener… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mu'adhdhin — I. see muazzin II. noun see muezzin …   Useful english dictionary

  • mu|ez|zin — «myoo EHZ uhn», noun. the crier who, at dawn, noon, four o clock in the afternoon, sunset, and nightfall calls Muslims to prayer: »There was a break in the proceedings at 5 p.m. in response to the symbolic muezzin s call (London Times). ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muezzin — /muˈɛzən/ (say mooh ezuhn) noun (in Muslim communities) the crier who, from a minaret or other part of a mosque, at stated hours five times daily, intones aloud the call summoning the faithful to prayer. Also, muazzin, mu adhdhin. {Arabic muazzin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muezzin — Mu|ẹz|zin 〈m. 6; im Islam〉 Beamter, der fünfmal täglich zum Gebet ruft [<arab. mu adhdhin] * * * Mu|ẹz|zin [auch, österr. nur: mu:ɛ… ], der; s, s [arab. mu ad̲d̲in, eigtl. = der (zum Gebet) Aufrufende] (islam. Rel.): Ausrufer, der vom… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • muezzin — mu|ez|zin [mu:ˈezın, ˈmwezın] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Arabic; Origin: mu adhdhin] a man who calls Muslims to prayer from a ↑mosque …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muezzin — mu•ez•zin [[t]myuˈɛz ɪn, mu [/t]] n. ear a crier who calls Muslims to prayer Compare minaret Etymology: 1575–85; < Turkish müezzin < Ar mu adhdhin …   From formal English to slang

  • Muezzin — Mu|ẹz|zin 〈m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 mohammedan. Beamter, der fünfmal täglich zum Gebet ruft [Etym.: <arab. mu adhdhin] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Islamic arts — Visual, literary, and performing arts of the populations that adopted Islam from the 7th century. Islamic visual arts are decorative, colourful, and, in religious art, nonrepresentational; the characteristic Islamic decoration is the arabesque.… …   Universalium

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