Definition of Khimar

1. Noun. A headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist.

Generic synonyms: Headscarf



Definition of Khimar

1. Noun. A long veil worn by Muslim women as part of hijab. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khimar

khenna
khepesh
khesari
khet
kheth
kheths
khets
khi
khibinskite
khilafat
khilafats
khilat
khilats
khilim
khilims
khimar (current term)
khimars
khinite
khirkah
khirkahs
khis
khitmatgar
khitmatgars
khitmutgar
khitmutgars
khmaralite
khnate
kho kho
khodja
khodjas

Literary usage of Khimar

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1. The History of Humāyūn (Humāyūn-nāma). by begam Gulbaden, Gulbadan, Annette S. Beveridge (1902)
"... were in flight for Qandahar, and were captured at the khimar Pass, and brought in by the Emperor's people. ..."

2. History of Afghanistan: From the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War by George Bruce Malleson (1879)
"He had sent on a party to occupy the khimar Pass— the approach to Kabul; but either the detachment was not strong enough, or it was badly commanded, ..."

3. The Origins of the Islamic State, Being a Translation from the Arabic by Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá Balādhurī, Philip Khuri Hitti (1916)
"Others say he was called " dhu-l-khimar " [the veiled one] because he always appeared with a veil and turban.4 I was told by others from al-Yaman that he ..."

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