minaret
noun Etymology: French, from Turkish minare, from Arabic manāra lighthouse Date: 1682 a tall slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the summons to prayer is cried by the muezzin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a Makometan mosque)


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  • minaret — (n.) 1680s, from Fr. minaret, from Turkish minare a minaret, from Arabic manarah, manarat lamp, lighthouse, minaret, related to manar candlestick, derivative of nar fire; Cf. Hebrew ner lamp (see MENORAH (Cf. menorah)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • minaret — 1. (mi na rè ; le t ne se prononce et ne se lie jamais ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des mi na rè z aigus ; minarets rime avec traits, succès, paix, etc.) s. m. 1°   Nom des tours des mosquées, d où les imans avertissent le peuple du temps de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • minaret — [min΄ə ret′, min′ə ret΄] n. [Fr < Turk menāret < Ar manāra(t), lighthouse, minaret < base of nār, fire] a high, slender tower attached to a mosque, with one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin, or crier, calls the people to …   English World dictionary

  • Minaret — Min a*ret, n. [Sp. minarete, Ar. man[=a]rat lamp, lantern, lighthouse, turret, fr. n[=a]r to shine.] (Arch.) A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minaret — Minaret, schlanker, turmartiger Bau an Moscheen (s.d.), oben mit einer Galerie, von der aus der Muezzin die Gebetstunden abruft …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Minaret — Minaret, siehe Moschee …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Minaret — Minaret, arab., d.h. Ort des Lichts, der schlanke Thurm an der Seite der Moschee, von welchem der Muezzin 5mal des Tages das Volk zum Gebete aufruft …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • mináret — m (minára, munára ž) arhit. 1. {{001f}}prvobitno naziv za signalne tornjeve i svjetionike 2. {{001f}}isl. toranj džamije s kojeg mujezin poziva muslimane vjernike na molitvu ✧ {{001f}}tur. ← arap …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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