burqa

 Type of enveloping dress worn by Muslim women when in public to preserve their modesty. Also spelled burkha, burka, burqua.

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  • burqa — [bʉr′kə] n. 〚< Urdu burḳaʿ < Ar burḳuʿ〛 a long, loose outer garment that covers the entire body with only a small opening for the eyes, worn outside the home by women in some Muslim countries * * * …   Universalium

  • burqa — /ar. ˈburka/ s. m. o f. inv. manto CFR. velo, chador …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • burqa — [bʉr′kə] n. [< Urdu burḳaʿ < Ar burḳuʿ] a long, loose outer garment that covers the entire body with only a small opening for the eyes, worn outside the home by women in some Muslim countries …   English World dictionary

  • Burqa — For other uses, see Burka (disambiguation). Part of a series on Islamic culture A …   Wikipedia

  • Burqa — Cet article concerne l habillage de certaines femmes musulmanes. Pour le manteau traditionnel originaire du Caucase, voir bourka …   Wikipédia en Français

  • burqa — UK [ˈbɜː(r)kə] / US [ˈbɜrkə] noun [countable] Word forms burqa : singular burqa plural burqas another spelling of burka …   English dictionary

  • burqa — noun a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa • Syn: ↑burka • Hypernyms: ↑garment * * * burqa var. burka n.1 and n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burqa — Die Burka (eigentlich Burqa, aus arabisch ‏برقعة‎; in Pakistan auch als Barqa) ist ein Kleidungsstück, das von muslimischen Frauen in Afghanistan und teilweise in Pakistan und Indien getragen wird und der vollständigen Verschleierung des Körpers… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • burqa — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)kə[/t]] burqas also burka N COUNT A burqa is a long garment that covers the head and body and is traditionally worn by women in Islamic countries …   English dictionary

  • burqa — variant of burka …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burqa — bur|qa burka [ˈbə:kə US ˈbə:r ] n a long piece of clothing worn by Muslim women in some countries, which covers the head, face, and body, with only a small square to see through →↑abaya, chador ↑chador …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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