āqīyah : (Synonym: araqchīn, gahfīyah, Shashiyah), a short, rounded, cloth skullcap. It can come in a variety of forms and finishes and is often embroidered, Crocheted, or knitted. It is worn by itself or under other head garments, by men throughout the Arab and Muslim worlds. Note: The letter (qāf) is colloquially pronounced (ga).