izaar

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EnglishEdit

Male Yemenis wearing izaars
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EtymologyEdit

From Persian ازار ‎(izār, breech, trousers).

NounEdit

izaar ‎(plural izaars)

  1. A wrap garment that typically covers the waist and legs and is worn by men under a thobe.
    • 2003, Saleh Fauzan Al-Fauzan, Burhan Loqueman (translator), Rulings Pertaining to Muslim Women, page 73,
      It is mustahabb to clothe the dead woman in five white sheets, including an Izaar (wrapper) around her waist, a Khimaar (covering) on her head, a chemise, and two sheets wrapped around her on top of these clothes.

Usage notesEdit

Often italicised, perhaps indicating that the writer does not consider it an English term.