Hajib definition

(historical, Muslim Caliphate) An official of a Muslim court, of varied importance, initially controlling access to the caliph, but latterly very powerful; a chamberlain.
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(Islam) A woman′s head scarf.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hajib
Plural:
hajibs

Origin of hajib

  • From Arabic حاجب (ħá:jib, “concealing, covering, eyebrow”), from حجب (ħájaba, “to veil, to cover, to screen”); cognate with hijab.

    From Wiktionary