Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal mausoleum at Agra, India, built c.1640 by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, from Persian, lit. "the best of buildings;" second element related to Arabic halla "to lodge." But some authorities hold that the name of the mausoleum is a corruption of the name of the woman interred in it, Mumtaz (in Persian, lit. "chosen one") Mahal, who died in 1631. Figurative use as a name denoting anything surpassing or excellent is attested from 1895.

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  • Taj Mahal — [täzh΄ mə häl′, täj΄mə häl′] n. [Pers, best of buildings] famous mausoleum at Agra, India, built (1630? 48?) by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife …   English World dictionary

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