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An 1881 engraving of the "Kubbet Dûris" near Duris in Lebanon[1]

A qubba قُبَّة or (قُبَّات pl. qubbāt, qubbat), variants including ḳubba, kubbet and koubba, is an Arabic tomb, particularly the domed shrines of Islamic saints.

It originally meant a tent of hides,[2] but it may also be used generally for tomb sites if they are places of pilgrimage.[3]

It can also be used for the dome of the tomb or as a word for any dome,[4] such as the Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قُبَّةُ ٱلْصَّخْرَة [Qubbatu 'ṣ-Ṣakhrah] Qubbat al-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע Kippat ha-Sela).

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  1. ^ Jessup (1881), p. 452.
  2. ^ Meri (2002), pp. 264-5.
  3. ^ Meri (2002), pp. 264.
  4. ^ Petersen (2001), Glossary.