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- mosque:  Mosque means etymologically a place where you ‘bow down’ in prayer and is, not surprisingly, of Arabic origin. It comes from Arabic masjid ‘place of worship’, a derivative of the verb sajada ‘bow down’. English acquired the word via Italian moschea and French mosquée as mosquee, but soon dropped the final -e. (The Arabic form masjid or musjid has been intermittently used in English in the 19th and 20th centuries.)
- mosque (n.)
- 1717, earlier moseak (c. 1400), also mosquee (16c.), probably in part from Middle French mosquée, from Italian moschea, earlier moscheta, from Spanish mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid "temple, place of worship," from sajada "he worshipped" + prefix ma- denoting "place." Mangled in Middle English as muskey, moseache, etc.
- 1. The destruction of the mosque has provoked anger throughout the Muslim world.
- 2. Hundreds of thousands of people packed into the mosque.
- 3. A glittering Islamic crescent tops the mosque.
- 4. Here is the remains of a mosque.
- 5. They go to the mosque to pray once a week.
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