Definition of purga in English:

purga

(also poorga)

noun

  • In the eastern Asiatic tundra, northern and eastern Russia, and Siberia: a violent blizzard of very fine snow.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Russian purga, probably from Karelian purku, Finnish purku snowstorm.

Pronunciation

purga

/pʊəˈɡɑː//ˈpəːɡə/