Definitions for yashmakyɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
yash•makyɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk(n.)
or yash•mac or yas•mak
the veil worn by Muslim women.
Category: Eastern Religions, Clothing
Origin of yashmak:
1835–45; < Turkish yaşmak
the face veil worn by Muslim women
A veil worn by Muslim women to cover parts of the face when they are in public.
A yashmak, yashmac or yasmak is a Turkish type of veil or niqab worn by some Muslim women to cover their faces in public. Today there is almost no usage of this Islamic garment in Turkey. Unlike an ordinary veil, a yashmak contains a head-veil and a face-veil in one, thus consisting of two pieces of fine muslin, one tied across the face under the nose, and the other tied across the forehead draping the head. A yashmak can also contain a piece of black horsehair attached close to the temples and sloping down like an awning to cover the face, or it can be a veil covered with pieces of lace, having slits for the eyes, tied behind the head by strings and sometimes supported over the nose by a small piece of gold.
Translations for yashmak
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a veil worn by Moslem women, covering the face below the eyes.
- يَشْمَق: حِجاب المَرأهArabic
- véuPortuguese (BR)
- der GesichtsschleierGerman
- רְעָלָה, יַשמָקHebrew
- बुर्का, नकाबHindi
- jašmaks; parandžaLatvian
- islamsk kvinneslør, jasmakNorwegian
- văl (de faţă pentru femeile din ţările arabe)Romanian
- (回教婦女的)面紗Chinese (Trad.)
- чадра, паранджаUkrainian
- چہرے کی نقاب جس میں صرف آنکھیں نظر آتی ہیںUrdu
- mạng che mặt của phụ nữ Hồi giáoVietnamese
- （回教妇女的）面纱Chinese (Simp.)
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