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caaba


caaba


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caaba  \Ca*a"ba\  (k[.a]*[=a]"b[.a]),  n.  [Ar.  ka'bah,  lit.,  a 
  square  building,  fr  ka'b  cube.] 
  The  small  and  nearly  cubical  stone  building,  toward  which  all 
  Mohammedans  must  pray.  [Written  also  {kaaba}.] 
 
  Note:  The  Caaba  is  situated  in  Mecca,  a  city  of  Arabia,  and 
  contains  a  famous  black  stone  said  to  have  been  brought 
  from  heaven.  Before  the  time  of  Mohammed,  the  Caaba  was 
  an  idolatrous  temple,  but  it  has  since  been  the  chief 
  sanctuary  and  object  of  pilgrimage  of  the  Mohammedan 
  world. 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CAABA,  n.  A  large  stone  presented  by  the  archangel  Gabriel  to  the 
  patriarch  Abraham,  and  preserved  at  Mecca.  The  patriarch  had  perhaps 
  asked  the  archangel  for  bread.