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medina 1

Pronunciation: /məˈdēnə/

noun

The old Arab or non-European quarter of a North African town.
Example sentences
  • Within the walls of the medina, the buildings close in on you, and you are taken into cool shadow.
  • In the centre, the old town, or medina, is walled in by ramparts and gives it an historical and cultural dimension.
  • The medina, the medieval old town, is the one place where people do leave their homes, because tanks cannot get down the narrow twisting alleys.

Origin

Arabic, literally 'town'.

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Syllabification: me·di·na

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Medina 2

Pronunciation: /məˈdēnə/
A city in western Saudi Arabia, around an oasis about 200 miles (320 km) north of Mecca; population 1,010,000 (est. 2007). It is Muhammad’s burial place and the site of the first Islamic mosque, which is constructed around his tomb. It is considered by Muslims to be the second most holy city after Mecca, and a visit to the prophet’s tomb at Medina often forms a sequel to the formal pilgrimage to Mecca. Arabic name al-Madinah.

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Syllabification: Me·di·na

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