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marabout

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Noun
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mar=a=bout

CIDE DICTIONARY

maraboutn. [F., from Pg. marabuto, Ar. morābit. Cf. Maravedi.].
  •  A Mohammedan saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The marabou{1}.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

marabout, n.
1 a Muslim hermit or monk, esp. in N. Africa.
2 a shrine marking a marabout's burial-place.

Etymology
F f. Port. marabuto f. Arab. murabit holy man f. ribat frontier station, where he acquired merit by combat against the infidel

ROGET THESAURUS

marabout

Temple

N temple, place of worship, house of God, house of prayer, temple, cathedral, minster, church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel, tabernacle, conventicle, basilica, fane, holy place, chantry, oratory, synagogue, mosque, marabout, pantheon, pagoda, joss house, dogobah, tope, kiosk, kiack, masjid, parsonage, rectory, vicarage, manse, deanery, glebe, Vatican, bishop's palace, Lambeth, altar, shrine, sanctuary, Holy of Holies, sanctum sanctorum, sacristy, sacrarium, communion table, holy table, Lord's table, table of the Lord, pyx, baptistery, font, piscina, stoup, aumbry, sedile, reredos, rood loft, rood screen, chancel, quire, choir, nave, aisle, transept, vestry, crypt, golgotha, calvary, Easter sepulcher, stall, pew, pulpit, ambo, lectern, reading desk, confessional, prothesis, credence, baldachin, baldacchino, apse, belfry, chapter house, presbytery, anxious-bench, anxious-seat, diaconicum, jube, mourner's bench, mourner's seat, cloisters, churchyard, monastery, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister, claustral, cloistered, monastic, monasterial, conventual, ne vile fano, there's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.


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