souk or suq (sk, shk)
A market, or part of a market, in an Arab city.
[Arabic sūq, from Aramaic šuqā, street, market, from Akkadian sūqu, street, from sâqu, to be narrow; see yq in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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