djellaba


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djel·la·ba

or djel·la·bah also jel·la·ba  (jə-lä′bə) or ga·la·bi·a (gə-lä′bē-ə)
n.
A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.

[French, from Arabic jallāba, variant of Arabic jallābīya (perhaps originally meaning "garment worn by traders"), from jallāb, trader, importer, from jalaba, to attract, bring, fetch, import; see glb in Semitic roots.]

djellaba

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djellabah

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jellaba

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jellabah

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a kind of loose cloak with a hood, worn by men esp in North Africa and the Middle East
[from Arabic jallabah]

djellaba

A long, loose, hooded cloak with wide sleeves, worn in many Muslim countries.
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Though adaptations of everyday Moroccan clothing like the djellaba, the jabador, and the burnoose made appearances in the silhouettes Saint Laurent sent down the runway--just as he adapted the Moroccan veil and turban in his haute couture--it was the vibrant hues of these nomad caftans that reminded the designer of Delacroix sketches and encouraged him to ease back on his signature black-and-white palette in favor of playing with Marrakech's vibrant color wheel.
I went into the women's section, put my silver bracelets in the inner pocket of my handbag, and as soon as I started taking off my voluminous black djellaba, the women gathered around me.
At the same time, Al Hassani does not hesitate to blame Amazigh women to contribute to male "esclavisme" (86): women should not go to college, and must wear hijab and djellaba (61-62); "la lluita pels drets d'un mateix comenca a casa" (84).
Neigh-bours said he chanted prayers in the street, while one filmed him putting out a wheelie bin in Fallowfield, Manchester, wearing a brown djellaba with the hood pulled up over his head.
He was seen chanting prayers in the street and filmed by a neighbour putting out a wheelie bin at his home in Fallowfield, Manchester, wearing a brown djellaba with the pointy hood pulled up over his head.
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It displayed high quality Egyptian products and products at competitive prices for the Iraqi public from Egyptian companies in different sectors, such as leather and leather products, antiques, gifts and products of Khan Al-Khalili souq, garments, djellaba and cotton underwear, food products, furniture, household appliances, and other goods.
Elles prirent le cafe et une fois s'etant arrangees sur le salaire et les horaires, elle enleva sa djellaba, enfila un tablier et se mit aussitot a la tache.
The film version of this passage emphasizes the Arab/European binary by presenting an Orientalist image of Morocco in which the wardrobe used to characterize the Moroccans is reduced to one type of djellaba and one type of fez while the French, British, Germans and spaniards conform to a uniform Western attire.
Yet slum-dwelling Nishan, with brown teeth and traditional djellaba and turban, appears to be attuned to the self-consciously cultured narrator's stream of consciousness.
Un hommage par-ci pour Hajja Hamadaouia ou Najat Atabou, une action par-la, pour la promotion du Kaftan et de la Djellaba, un geste ailleurs pour revaloriser et revisiter la cuisine marocaine et des plats savoureux comme la pastilla.
At the time he reportedly donned a beard and a traditional North African robe called a djellaba.