from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.
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- n. The call to prayer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mohammedan countries, the call to public prayers, proclaimed by the crier from the minaret of the mosque.
Arabic 'aḏān, from 'aḏḏana, to call to prayer, derived stem of 'aḏina, to listen, from 'uḏn, ear; see אḏn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic أذان. (Wiktionary)