Malay edit

Etymology edit

Affixation of ber- +‎ khalwat.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [bə(r).xal.wat], [bə(r).hal.wat]
  • Rhymes: -wat, -at
  • Hyphenation: ber‧khal‧wat

Verb edit

berkhalwat (Jawi spelling برخلوة)

  1. (law, Islam) to be alone with an unmarried partner in a hidden and obscured place
  2. (uncommon) to be in solitude, to retreat

Further reading edit