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ka'bah

Ka·ʿba
K k

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kah-buh, kah-uh-buh]
    • /ˈkɑ bə, ˈkɑ ə bə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kah-buh, kah-uh-buh]
    • /ˈkɑ bə, ˈkɑ ə bə/

Definitions of ka'bah word

  • noun ka'bah a small, cubical building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Mecca containing a sacred black stone: regarded by Muslims as the House of God and the objective of their pilgrimages. 1
  • noun ka'bah one of several replicas of this building, sacred to pre-Islamic Arabs. 1

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Origin of ka'bah

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900, Kaʿba is from the Arabic word kaʿbah

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Parts of speech for Ka'bah

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ka'bah popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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