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Topic: ISLAM

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: mosquee, from Old Spanish mezquita, from Arabic masjid, from sajada 'to lie face downward'

mosque

noun
     
mosque
mosque [countable]
RRI a building in which Muslims worship
WORD FOCUS: god WORD FOCUS: god
places where people worship God: church (Christians)
temple
(Buddhists and Hindus)
mosque
(Muslims)
synagogue
(Jews)

treated with great respect because of being connected with God: holy, sacred

having strong beliefs in God: devout, pious

someone who does not believe in God : atheist

someone who is not sure if God exists: agnostic
god

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