Hijab meaning

hĭ-jäb
Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
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The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.
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A head covering traditionally worn in public by Muslim women.
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(uncountable, Islam) The veil worn by women beyond the age of puberty in front of non-related adult males.
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(countable) The hajib headscarf.
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Origin of hijab

  • Arabic ḥijāb cover, curtain, veil from ḥajaba to cover ḥgb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic حجب (ħájaba, “to veil, to cover, to screen").

    From Wiktionary