Burka definition

bʉrkə
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An Islamic garment that covers the whole body, which has a net screen covering the eyes so they cannot be seen, and is worn by women (also spelled burqa).
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A dress made from felt or karakul (the short curly fur of young lambs of the breed of that name), traditionally worn by men of the Caucasus region.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of burka - burqa, burqua

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burka
Plural:
burkas

Origin of burka

  • From Hindustani बुरक़ा / برقع (burqa‘), from Persian برقع, from Arabic بُرْقُع, from verb بَرْقَعَ (“to cover, to veil”), from root verb رَقَعَ (“to patch, to sew”).

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