Origin of hijabAr, literally , curtain from ?ajaba, to cover
- Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
- The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.
Origin of hijabArabic hijāb cover, curtain, veil from hajaba to cover hgb
(countable and uncountable, plural hijabs)
From Arabic ØØ¬Ø¨ (Ä§Ã¡jaba, “to veil, to cover, to screen").