It originally was used to mean a tent of hides, but it may also be used generally for tomb sites if they are places of pilgrimage. The word is also used for domes atop the mausoleums or in Islamic medieval architecture. A well-known example is the Dome of the Rock, known in Arabic as "Qubba al-Sakhrah" (Arabic: قُبَّةُ ٱلْصَّخْرَة, translit. Qubbatu 'ṣ-Ṣakhrah).
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