شلوار

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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 ‎(šalvâr-hâ))

  1. trousers
  2. shalwar

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ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “šalwār”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 79
  • $rbl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Brockelmann, Carl (1928), “ܫܪܒܠܐ”, in Lexicon Syriacum (in Latin), 2nd edition, Halle: Max Niemeyer, published 1995, page 806b
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons, page 1022a
  • Shooshtary, Dakhil (2012), “Trouser”, in Mandaic Dictionary: English Mandaic, Bloomington: AuthorHouse, ISBN 1456763636, page 294
  • "Sirwāl" in Walther Björkman (1997), Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed., volume IX: San–Sze, edited by C. E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W. P. Heinrichs and the late G. Lecomte, Leiden: E. J. Brill, ISBN 90-04-10422-4, page 676
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