Sadirvan

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A fountain (şadırvan) for ritual ablutions in front of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Sadirvan (Arabic: شاذروان‎) (Turkish: şadırvan) is a type of fountain that is usually built in the yard or entrance in front of mosques, caravanserais, khanqahs and madrasahs, with the main purpose of providing water for drinking or ritual ablutions to several people at the same time, but also as decorative visual or sound element.

Sadirvan is Persian in origin, and is a typical element of Ottoman architecture.

Examples[edit]

Alternative Spellings[edit]

  • Shadervan
  • Shaderwan
  • Şadervan
  • Šadervan, Šadrvan or Šedrvan[1][2][3]
  • Шадраван[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrvatski enciklopedijski rječnik, urednici Ranko Matasović, Ljiljana Jojić. Zagreb : Novi Liber, 2002. Str. 1272.
  2. ^ http://www.knjiznica.hr/pitajte-knjiznicare/pretrazivanje/pitanje.php?pitanje=1545&target=%2Fpitajte-knjiznicare%2Fpretrazivanje%2Findex.php%3Fsearch_word%3D%26polje%3Dall%26offset%3D18619%26submit%3D
  3. ^ Škaljić, A. Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku. 6. izd. Sarajevo : Svjetlost, 1989. Str. 578.
  4. ^ http://rechnik.info/%D1%88%D0%B0%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD