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A qubba (also written koubba etc.) is an Arabic word for tomb, especially Muslim domed mausoleums or just the dome of a tomb, or any type of building with a dome, such as the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sachra). Originally it meant a tent of hides.[1]

It is also used more generally for tomb-sites, if they are places of pilgrimage.[2]

It can also be used as a word for "dome".[3]

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  1. ^ Meri, 264-5
  2. ^ Meri, 264
  3. ^ Petersen, 2001, p. 326: Glossary