burekahs, borekas, borekahs, burekes, borekes
- A Turkish pastry filled with potatoes, other vegetables, and sometimes cheese.
- "My Bubbe makes the best burekas."
- Two burekes with spinach, please, and four with cheese." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Singular bureka or boreka. Not to be confused with בורעקעס búrekes 'beets' in Yiddish.
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