See also: zōri and зори

EnglishEdit

 
Zori
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 草履 (zōri).

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NounEdit

zori (plural zori or zoris)

  1. Japanese sandals made from rice straw or lacquered wood, worn with a kimono for formal occasions.
    • 1983 July, Tony Annesi, Dogu: Tools For the Way, Black Belt, page 70,
      Zori should be left at the edge of the training area so they can easily be stepped into. In Western dojo, this is sometimes impractical, but zori should at least be put on as soon as possible after leaving the training area.
    • 1984, Morgan Yamanaka, Morgan Yamanaka: Tule Lake, John Tateishi (editor), And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps, page 117,
      [] and they had a machine gun aimed at us, and we stood in the snow for three, four, five hours in our underwear and zoris.
    • 1997, Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha, 1998, Vintage, p. 25:
      She took a while getting her crooked feet into her zori, but finally turned toward Mr. Tanaka and gave him a look he seemed to understand at once, because he left the room, closing the door behind him.
    • 2008, Roy Inman, The Judo Handbook, page 14,
      Traditionally, zori are worn to and from the place of practice. Zori are similar to flip-flops and used to be made from straw.
  2. (regional, especially Southeast US) A sandal, usually of rubber, secured to the foot by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour, a flip-flop

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BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Basque *zoli (bird).

AdjectiveEdit

zori

  1. mature, ripe

NounEdit

zori

  1. luck, chance, fate, fortune

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *zorja. See also zare. Compare Bulgarian зора (zora), Serbo-Croatian zora.

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NounEdit

zori m pl (plural only)

  1. daybreak, dawn

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

zori (Cyrillic spelling зори)

  1. dative/locative singular of zora

SloveneEdit

VerbEdit

zori

  1. third-person singular present of zoreti

Torres Strait CreoleEdit

NounEdit

zori

  1. (western dialect) cicada

ReferencesEdit

  • Shnukal, Anna. (1994) 'Torres Strait Creole' in Macquarie Aboriginal Words, p. 388.