In Islam, an official who calls the faithful to prayer.

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  • MUEZZIN — Dans les pays islamiques le muezzin (en arabe mu’adhdhin ) est «celui qui récite l’adh n », c’est à dire l’appel à la célébration cultuelle du vendredi et aux cinq prières rituelles quotidiennes ( ルal t ). Ce personnage, jusqu’à une période très… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Müezzin — Theatrical Poster Directed by Sebastian Brameshuber Produced by Sebastian Brameshuber …   Wikipedia

  • muezzin — mu*ez zin (m[ u]*[e^]z z[i^]n), n. [Ar.] A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer; the Moslem official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day. [Written also {mouezzin}, {mueddin}, {muazzin}, {mu adhdhin},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muezzin — (n.) official who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque, 1580s, from Arabic muadhdhin, properly active participle of adhdhana, frequentative of adhanna he proclaimed, from uthn ear. Cf. Hebrew he ezin he gave ear, heard, from ozen… …   Etymology dictionary

  • muezzin — ► NOUN ▪ a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque. ORIGIN from Arabic, proclaim …   English terms dictionary

  • muezzin — [myo͞o ez′in] n. [Ar mu adhdhin, prp. of adhdhana, freq. of adhana, to proclaim < udhn, an ear] in Muslim countries, a crier, as in a minaret, who calls the people to prayer five times a day …   English World dictionary

  • Muezzin — Jean Léon Gérôme. A Muezzin Calling from the Top of a Minaret the Faithful to Prayer (1879) …   Wikipedia

  • Muezzin — Un muezzin appelant du haut du minaret les fidèles à la prière (tableau de Jean Léon Gérôme, 1879) Le muezzin (du turc müezzin, lui même issu de l arabe مؤذّن muaḏḏin, signifiant celui qui fait l appel) est le membre de la mosquée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Muezzin — Bild eines Muezzins (Jean Léon Gérôme 1879) Der Muezzin (arabisch ‏مؤذّن‎ mu adhdhin, DMG muʾaḏḏin) ist ein Ausruf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • muezzin — /myooh ez in, mooh /, n. the crier who, from a minaret or other high part of a mosque, at stated hours five times daily, intones aloud the call summoning Muslims to prayer. [1575 85; < Turk müezzin < Ar mu adhdhin] * * * ▪ Islamic religious… …   Universalium

  • muezzin — UK [muˈezɪn] / US / US [ˈmuəzɪn] noun [countable] Word forms muezzin : singular muezzin plural muezzins the official of a mosque who calls from a tower to let Muslims know it is time to pray …   English dictionary

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