- a seaport in E Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.
[boo r-kuh, bur-]
- a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
Also bur·qa, bour·kha, bur·kha [boo r-kuh, bur-] /ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr-/; bur·ga [boo r-guh] /ˈbʊər gə/
Origin of burka
1830–40; < Urdu burgaʿ < dialectal Arabic burqaʿ
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Examples from the Web for burgas
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Defensive works were constructed at various strategical points near the frontier and elsewhere, and at Varna and Burgas.
Along this stretch of coast up to the mouth of the Danube there are two harbors, Varna and Burgas.
- a port in SE Bulgaria on an inlet of the Black Sea. Pop: 177 000 (2005 est)
- a variant spelling of burqa
C19: from Arabic
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Word Origin and History for burgas
1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.
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