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suq

[sook, shook] /suk, ʃuk/
noun
1.
suk.
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souk1

/suːk/
noun
1.
(in Muslim countries, esp North Africa and the Middle East) an open-air marketplace
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic sūq

suq

/suːk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of souk1
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Encyclopedia Article for suq

bazaar

originally, a public market district of a Persian town. From Persia the term spread to Arabia (the Arabic word suq is synonymous), Turkey, and North Africa. In India it came to be applied to a single shop, and in current English usage it is applied both to a single shop or concession selling miscellaneous articles and to a fair at which such miscellany is sold, sometimes for charity

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