Borrowed from Arabic مَدْرَسَة f (madrasa, “school”). The pronunciation of this word in many spoken varieties of Arabic has [æ] for underlying /a/, which explains the use of Russian е.
- IPA(key): [mʲɪdrɨˈsʲe] (phonetic respelling: медрэсе́)
- IPA(key): [mʲɪdrɨˈsɛ] (phonetic respelling: медрэсэ́)
медресе́ • (medrɛsé, medrɛsɛ́) n inan (indeclinable)
- (Islam) madrasah (an Islamic school)