Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short round cloak made of felt or very coarse woolen stuff, used as a protection against rain in Russia, Poland, and Moldavia. Also burga.

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  • noun 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).
  • noun 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.

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  • noun a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan

Etymologies

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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).

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