Arabic

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Etymology

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From the root ن ق ب (n-q-b). Compare Hebrew נקבה.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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نِقَاب (niqābm (plural نُقُب (nuqub))

  1. niqab, veil covering the face
  2. sign, mark
  3. rugged path

Declension

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Noun

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نَقَّاب (naqqābm

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Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic نِقَاب (niqāb).

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Readings
Classical reading? niqāḇ
Dari reading? niqāb
Iranian reading? neğâb
Tajik reading? niqob

Noun

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Dari نقاب
Iranian Persian
Tajik ниқоб

نقاب (neqâb)

  1. mask
    Synonym: ماسک (mâsk)
  2. niqab

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Gujarati: નિકાબ (nikāb)

Urdu

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic نِقَاب (niqāb).

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Noun

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نقاب (niqāb, naqābm (Hindi spelling नक़ाब, निक़ाब)

  1. mask
  2. veil
  3. hood