keffiyeh

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kef·fi·yeh

or kaf·fi·yeh (kə-fē′ə)
n.
A square of cloth, often embroidered, traditionally worn as a headdress by Arab men, either by winding it around the head or by folding it into a triangle, draping it over the head, and securing it with an agal. Also called shemagh.

[Arabic kūfīya, from feminine of kūfī, of Kufa, Kufic, from al-Kūfa, Kufa, a city in central Iraq.]

keffiyeh

(kɛˈfiːjə) ,

kaffiyeh

or

kufiyah

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
[C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif]
Translations
كوفية
kufiyyapalestinapañuelo palestino
keffiékeffieh
כאפיה
kefiah
arafatsjaal
References in periodicals archive ?
En sus intervenciones publicas aparecia con gafas oscuras, un baston, sandalias y una kufiyya (la panoleta palestina) al cuello.
He was dressed in a galabiyya, kufiyya and aqqal, like a typical Saudi Arab.
Sometimes, these work well enough, such as kufiyya .
Un habillement special et ancestral L'aspect le plus facilement reconnaissable chez un bedouin est son couvre-chef - qui se compose de la kufiyya (le foulard) et de l'aqual (la corde), qui constitue la tenue adequate pour un homme bedouin.
For example, two pictures of traditional Arab male headgear are offered with a discussion of the kufiyya or yutra 'headeloth' and the [iqal.