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haik

or haick

[ hahyk, heyk ]

noun

  1. an oblong cloth used as an outer garment by the Arabs.


haik

/ heɪk; haɪk /

noun

  1. an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body


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Word History and Origins

Origin of haik1

1605–15; < Arabic hā'ik, hayk, akin to ḥāk weave
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Word History and Origins

Origin of haik1

C18: from Arabic hā'ik
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Example Sentences

Like the language of most mountainous people—the Armenians call it Haik.

The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the master-pieces of Haik learning.

It was a tall man with haik over his turban, and blue selam on top of a yellow kaftan.

The Armenian name for their great ancestor is Haik; they call themselves after him, and their land Haiasdan.

Ali said nothing, but drew up his haik over his mouth and nose, and looked into the night, folding his thin hands in his burnous.

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