bazaar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian bazarra, from Turkish pazar, from Persian بازار (bâzâr, market), from Middle Persian wʾčʾl (wāzār), from earlier wāčār (compare Old Armenian վաճառ (vačaṙ)), from Old Persian [script needed] (vahā čarana, market walkabout), from [script needed] (vahā, dwelling), from Proto-Iranian *wah- or *Hwah- (to dwell), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to reside) + [script needed] (čarana, walkabout), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to turn). More at wheel.

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Noun[edit]

bazaar (plural bazaars)

  1. A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered with shops and stalls.
  2. A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
  3. A fair or temporary market, often for charity.
  4. Misspelling of bizarre.

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