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 Hindi बुरक़ा (buraqā) / Urdu برقع (burqa‘), from Persian برقع, from Arabic بُرْقُع (burquʿ).

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]

Inflection of burka (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative burka burkat
accusative nom.? burka burkat
gen. burkan
genitive burkan burkien
burkainrare
partitive burkaa burkia
inessive burkassa burkissa
elative burkasta burkista
illative burkaan burkiin
adessive burkalla burkilla
ablative burkalta burkilta
allative burkalleˣ burkilleˣ
essive burkana burkina
translative burkaksi burkiksi
instructive burkin
abessive burkatta burkitta
comitative burkineen

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.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

burka

  1. burqa
  2. burka