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Burgas

[boo r-gahs] /bʊərˈgɑs/
noun
1.
a seaport in E Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.

burka

[boo r-kuh, bur-] /ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr-/
noun
1.
a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
Also, burqa, bourkha, burkha [boo r-kuh, bur-] /ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr-/ (Show IPA), burga
[boo r-guh] /ˈbʊər gə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of burka
1830-1840
1830-40; < Urdu burgaʿ < dialectal Arabic burqaʿ
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Burgas

/Bulgarian burˈɡas/
noun
1.
a port in SE Bulgaria on an inlet of the Black Sea. Pop: 177 000 (2005 est)

burka

/ˈbɜːkə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of burqa
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic
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Contemporary definitions for Burgas
noun

a long loose body-covering garment with veiled holes for the eyes, worn by some Muslim women; also written burqa , bourkha , burkha , burga , burqua ; also called chador

Word Origin

Arabic burku

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burka

n.

1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.

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