Caaba
Caaba Ca*a"ba (k[.a]*[=a]"b[.a]), n. [Ar. ka'bah, lit., a square building, fr. ka'b cube.] The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray. [Written also {kaaba}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The Caaba is situated in Mecca, a city of Arabia, and contains a famous black stone said to have been brought from heaven. Before the time of Mohammed, the Caaba was an idolatrous temple, but it has since been the chief sanctuary and object of pilgrimage of the Mohammedan world. [1913 Webster]


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  • Caaba — V. Kaaba. Kaaba ou Caaba (la) (ka ba) vaste édifice cubique (ka ba vient du grec kubos, dé à jouer ), en pierre grise, dans la mosquée de La Mecque, dont le Coran fait remonter l origine à Abraham, à qui l ange Gabriel aurait donné la Pierre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Caaba — [kä′bə] alt. sp. of KAABA * * * …   Universalium

  • CAABA — Turcis dicitur lapis niger, in vetustissimo illorunl templo Mechae aslervatus, quem illi summâ veneratione, colentes; peregrinationem eô factam, inter praecipua Superstitionis suae arcana habent, vide infra Methymna Talnati, it. de Saracenis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • caaba — s. f. Templo, de forma cúbica, em Meca, da particular veneração dos Muçulmanos …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Caaba — [kä′bə] alt. sp. of KAABA …   English World dictionary

  • caaba — Kaaba Ka*a ba (k[.a]*[=a] b[.a]), prop. n. [Ar. ka bah, lit., a square building, fr. ka b cube.] The small and nearly cubical stone building, in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca, toward which all Mohammedans must pray. It contains a sacred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caaba — (ka a ba) s. f. Édifice religieux à la Mecque très vénéré des musulmans. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Arabe, ka abet, maison, la Caaba …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Caaba — noun The small and nearly cubical stone building, holiest place of Islam, that all Muslims face when praying …   Wiktionary

  • Caaba — ► RELIGIÓN Edificio religioso musulmán situado en la gran mezquita de La Meca. En el muro oriental externo se halla la Piedra negra, venerada en la religión islámica …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • CAABA —    an ancient Arab temple, a small square structure in the grand mosque of Mecca, with a mysterious black stone, probably an aerolite, built in it, on which all pilgrims who visit the shrine imprint a kiss; the Keblah of all Moslem, the eyes of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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