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شلوار

Ottoman TurkishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Persian شلوار (šalvâr).

NounEdit

شلوار (şelvâr) (plural شلوارلار)

  1. trousers
  2. shalwar

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian šlwʾl (šalwār, trousers), from Proto-Indo-European *skelo- (thigh) + *wero- (to cover). For the first part compare شل (šal, thigh), and for the second part compare Old Armenian վարտիք (vartikʿ), an Iranian borrowing.

Compare Iranian borrowings: Ancient Greek σαράβαρα (sarábara, Scythian loose trousers), σαράβαλλα (saráballa), Latin sarabala, sarabāra, Biblical Aramaic (Daniel) and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic סרבלא (srblʾ, trousers; a type of outer garment), Classical Syriac ܫܪܒܠܐ (šarbālā, trousers), ܫܪܘܠܐ du (šarwālē, leggings), Classical Mandaic ࡔࡀࡓࡅࡀࡋࡀ (šaruala, trousers), Arabic سِرْوَال (sirwāl), سِرْبَال (sirbāl) (possibly from the root س ب ل (s-b-l)), شِرْوَال (širwāl) (dialectal), شَرْوَال (šarwāl) (modern), سِرْوَل (sirwal), سِرْوِيل (sirwīl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari شلوار
Iranian Persian شلوار
Tajik шалвор (šalvor)

شلوار (šalvâr) (plural شلوارها)

  1. trousers
  2. shalwar

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