Definición de purdah en inglés:


Saltos de línea: pur¦dah
Pronunciación: /ˈpəːdə


[mass noun]
1The practice in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of screening women from men or strangers, especially by means of a curtain: he never required them to observe purdah she was supposed to be in purdah upstairs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The idea that if one gives up a customary religious practice such as purdah, that one is ceasing to be a Muslim altogether is an egregious misrepresentation of what it takes to be a Muslim.
  • More than purdah impacting a Muslim woman's mobility, it is the attitude of the men that puts shackles on their mobility - for education or work.
  • He deprecated the practice of purdah and sati, encouraged inter-caste alliances and remarriage of widows.
1.1 [count noun] A curtain used for the purpose of purdah.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The memory of his grandmother's rousing speech to the electorate from behind the purdah when his mother contested in the elections is the event he recalls as the most moving in his life.
  • Learn to read, and while you are seated behind the purdah you may make a tour of the whole world.


early 19th century: from Urdu and Persian parda 'veil, curtain'.

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