prayer rug
noun Date: circa 1890 a small Oriental rug used by Muslims to kneel on when praying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prayer rug — prayer′ rug [[t]prɛər[/t]] n. ear a small rug on which a Muslim kneels during devotions • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • prayer rug — n. a small rug or carpet used by Muslims to kneel upon while engaged in ritual prayers …   English World dictionary

  • prayer rug — prayer ,rug noun count a PRAYER MAT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prayer rug — noun a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions • Syn: ↑prayer mat • Hypernyms: ↑rug, ↑carpet, ↑carpeting • Part Meronyms: ↑mihrab * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • prayer rug — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prayer rug : singular prayer rug plural prayer rugs a prayer mat …   English dictionary

  • prayer rug — /prair/ a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions. [1900 05] * * * Arabic  sajjāda , Persian  namāzlik   one of the major types of rug produced in central and western Asia, used by Muslims (Islamic arts)… …   Universalium

  • prayer rug — /ˈprɛə rʌg/ (say prair rug) noun a small rug on which Muslims kneel and prostrate themselves during prayer. Also, prayer mat …   Australian English dictionary

  • prayer rug — noun A prayer mat …   Wiktionary

  • prayer mat — also prayer rug n a small cloth on which Muslims kneel when praying …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rug and carpet — Any decorative textile normally made of a thick material and intended as a floor covering. Floor coverings made of plaited rushes date from the 5th or 4th millennium BC. Carpets were first made in central and western Asia as coverings for earthen …   Universalium

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