Definition for MOSK

MOSK, n. [Fr. mosquée; It. moschea; Sp. mezquita; Ar. مَسْجِدٌ masjidon, from سَجَدَ sajada, to bend, bow, adore.]

A Mohammedan temple or place of religious worship. Mosks are square buildings, generally constructed of stone. Before the chief gate is a square court paved with white marble, and surrounded with a low gallery whose roof is supported by pillars of marble. In this gallery the worshipers wash themselves before they enter the mosk. Encyc.

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