Kaʿba: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kä'bu, kä'u-bu), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. one of several replicas of this building, sacred to pre-Islamic Arabs.
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