burka

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See also: Burka and búrka

English[edit]

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the head and upper torso portions of a burqa

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

a Caucasian burka on display beside a papakhi

Noun[edit]

burka (plural burkas)

  1. 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).
  2. 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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Islamic garment): paranja (especially in Central Asia)
  • (Islamic garment): chadri

Translations[edit]


Darkinjung[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka

  1. long-nosed bandicoot

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka

  1. burka (female garment)

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu or Persian, from Arabic برقع (burqu‘, to cover, veil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka m

  1. burka

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu or Persian, from Arabic برقع (burqu‘, to cover, veil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka m

  1. burka

Inflection[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish bürük

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka f

  1. burka

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bȗrka f (Cyrillic spelling бу̑рка)

  1. burka, burqa (female garment that covers the whole body)
  2. burka (male garment from the Caucasus)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka m (plural burkas)

  1. burka or burqa

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka c

  1. a burka

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Compounds are formed with burka- including the a. Compounds with burk- are very rare. In terms of svensklärare/svenskalärare, this has been considered an abomination that only belongs in slang.

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka

  1. burqa
  2. burka