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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOSQUE

In the citadel is also a mosque, now building by the order of the Pasha.

Nowhere but at the Mosque, therefore, can they hear what this Khalid has to say.

But for the sake of this beard Sheikh Khalid, do not speak at the Mosque to-day.

From another part of the Mosque comes the reply: “Ay, he is a Wahhabi.”

The church was converted into a mosque in the reign of Bajazet II.

But next morning, at early prayers, there was a place empty at the door of the mosque.

In the mosque of Omar alone ten thousand were put to the sword.

Sometimes I frequent the Christian cloister, and sometimes the mosque.

There was nothing particular to see inside the mosque after we got there.

Strangers are never allowed, I was told, inside the Mosque of the Sultan.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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church

nounreligious institution, building
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