American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of western Saudi Arabia north of Mecca. The Mosque of the Prophet, containing Muhammad's tomb, is a holy site for Muslim pilgrims. Population: 918,000.
- n. A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
- n. Various other cities of that name; see Wikipedia article on Medina.
- n. the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
- n. a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
- From Arabic المدينة المنورة (al-madīnat al-munáwwara, "the enlightened city"). (Wiktionary)
“478 Vicente refers to the Medina fair in the _Auto da Feira_ and again in _O Juiz da Beira_: _morador en Carrion Y mercader en Medina_.”
“A carpet, purchased 150 years ago to decorate the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina is due to be auctioned today.”
“Guadalete, etc. In the same manner the term Medina, _Arabicè_ "city," has been retained as a prefix to the names of many of the Spanish towns, as Medina Celi, Medina del Campo, etc.”
“A related story of how an original contributor to The Good Men Project anthology, Julio Medina, is helping ex-cons reintegrate can be found here.”
“Turns out, the "Maltese Unicorn" of the title first appeared in Medina in the 5th Century, but was smuggled out during the seige of 627, and went to Malta, where it was found hundreds of years later by an Islamic alchemist, al-Jaldaki, who eventually carried it to Cairo.”
“Medina is about a 20 minute drive outside of Akron, Ohio, but can seem decades apart as it clings to its agricultural roots.”
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