burekas

Alternative Spellings

burekahs, borekas, borekahs, burekes, borekes

Definitions

  • A Turkish pastry filled with potatoes, other vegetables, and sometimes cheese.

Example Sentences

  • "My Bubbe makes the best burekas."
  • Two burekes with spinach, please, and four with cheese." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

Turkish

Etymology

börek 'patty'

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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)

Notes

Singular bureka or boreka. Not to be confused with בורעקעס búrekes 'beets' in Yiddish.

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