souq

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From Arabic سُوق ‎(sūq, market), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ ‎(šūqā’, street, market), from Akkadian sūqu ‎(street), from sāqu ‎(narrow)[Cuneiform needed].

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souq ‎(plural souqs)

  1. A street market, particularly in Arabic- and Somali-speaking countries; a place where people buy and sell goods; a bazaar.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A mess — derived from French slang, and the lively chaos of a souq.

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souq m (plural souqs)

  1. souq (a street market in Arab countries)

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سُوق ‎(sūq, market), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ ‎(šūqā’, street, market), from Akkadian sūqu ‎(street), from sāqu ‎(narrow).

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sūqqa or sūūq f

  1. market, large market, bazaar.

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