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kib•lah  (kiblə),USA pronunciation n. [Islam.]
  1. Eastern Religionsqibla.
Also,  keblah, kibla. 
  • Arabic qiblah
  • 1730–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

kiblah, kibla /ˈkɪblɑː/ n
  1. the direction of Mecca, to which Muslims turn in prayer, indicated in mosques by a niche (mihrab) in the wall
Etymology: 18th Century: from Arabic qíblah that which is placed opposite; related to qabala to be opposite



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