Definitions

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  • n. An Islamic monastery

Etymologies

From the Arabic رباط (ribāʈ), hospice, hostel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Historically serving communities of different interpretations and spiritual affiliations, these spaces have retained their cultural nomenclatures and characteristics, from ribat and zawiyya to khanaqa and jamatkhana.

    Ismaili Mail

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