What place-name has come to denote:
"any place you hold supremely sacred"?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics (meaning), linguistics, neologism, idiom, word origin, syntax, dialect, lexicon (vocabulary), diction, pidgin, synonym, antonym, homonym, cant, argot, lingo, and redundancy.
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The first OED citation of the name Mecca (derived from the Arabic Makkah ) is from 1823; the sense "any place one holds
supremely sacred" is from 1850. The Canadian equivalent of the word
Mecca is Vancouver. Quebecois youth are expected to visit
Vancouver's Wreck Beach (a nudist beach) at least once in their
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