Translations: Etymology: From (Turk.) (term, abdest, lang=tr), from (Pers.) (term, sc=fa-Arab, , tr=Äbdast, lang=fa), compound of (term, sc=fa-Arab, , tr=Äb, lang=fa, , water) and (term, sc=fa-Arab, , tr=dast, , hand, lang=fa).
- Islamic act of washing parts of the body using water for ritual prayers and for handling and reading the Qur'an.
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