Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal Taj Ma*hal" (t[aum]j m[.a]*h[aum]l"), prop. n. [Corruption of Per. Mumt[=a]z-i-Ma[.h]al, lit., the distinguished one of the palace, fr. Ar.] A marble mausoleum built at Agra, India, by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite wife. In beauty of design and rich decorative detail it is one of the best examples of Saracenic architecture, and specifically of Mogul architecture. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Taj Mahal — Das Taj Mahal (deutsch: der oder das Tadsch Mahal, Perso Arabisch: ‏تاج محل‎, DMG tāǧ maḥal / Devanagari: ताजमहल tāj maha …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Taj mahal — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Taj Mahal est le nom  : d un monument situé dans la ville d Âgrâ ; d un hôtel de luxe situé dans la ville de Bombay ; d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Taj Mahal — (Брашов,Румыния) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Str. Muresenilor nr. 3, 500026 …   Каталог отелей

  • Taj Mahal —   [tadʒ ; von persisch taj »Krone« und mahal »Palast«, sehr wahrscheinlich aber eine (volkstümliche) Ableitung von Mumtaz Mahal »Auserwählte des Palastes«], Tadsch Mahal, in Agra, Indien, auf einer ausgebauten Flussterrasse (567 m × 305 m)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Tâj Mahal — V. Tâdj Mahall. Tâdj Mahall ou Tâj Mahal mausolée de marbre blanc élevé aux portes d Âgra, de 1630 à 1652, sur l ordre de l empereur moghol Châh Jahân, désireux d honorer la mémoire de son épouse Mumtâz i Mahall …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Taj Mahal — (izg. tȁdž màhal) m DEFINICIJA arhit. raskošni, golemi, bijeli mauzolej blizu grada Arga u Indiji što ga je dao sagraditi mogulski šah Jahan u spomen na svoju ženu Arjumand Banu Begam zvanu Mumtaz Mahal (Izabrana) koja je umrla pri porodu 1631;… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Taj Mahal — Taj Ma|hal the Taj Mahal a beautiful building made of white ↑marble (=a type of smooth, hard rock) in Agra, northern India, built as a ↑mausoleum (=a building containing a grave) for his wife by the ↑emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Taj Mahal — mausoleum at Agra, India, built c.1640 by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, from Persian, lit. the best of buildings; second element related to Arabic halla to lodge. But some authorities hold that the name of the mausoleum is a corruption of the …   Etymology dictionary

  • Taj Mahal — [täzh΄ mə häl′, täj΄mə häl′] n. [Pers, best of buildings] famous mausoleum at Agra, India, built (1630? 48?) by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife …   English World dictionary

  • Taj-mahal — (spr. Tädsch mehel), das Mausoleum der Nurmahal (s.d.) unweit Agra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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