djellaba

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Etymology[edit]

From French djellaba, from Moroccan Arabic جلابة (jellāba), from جالب (jallb, attractive) (from جلب (jálaba, to bring, fetch)). Compare glb in Semitic roots.

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djellaba (plural djellabas)

  1. A loose-fitting, ankle-length hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
    • 1988, Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, A Street in Marrakech: A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco:
      Dignified gentlemen in sober djellabas, of excellent cut and material, their wives in equally sober djellabas, sat in the tea shops with their children and servants, sipping mint tea.

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djellaba f (plural djellabas)

  1. djellaba