A woman wearing a pair of sandals.
An example of a sandal is a flip flop.
- a kind of footwear consisting of a sole fastened in various ways to the foot by straps over the instep or toes, or around the ankle
- any of various low slippers or shoes
Origin of sandalMiddle English sandalie from Classical Latin sandalium from Classical Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon
- A shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
- A low-cut shoe fastened to the foot by an ankle strap.
- A rubber overshoe cut very low and covering little more than the sole of the shoe.
- A strap or band for fastening a low shoe or slipper on the foot.
Origin of sandalMiddle English from Old French sandale from Latin sandalium from Greek sandalion diminutive of sandalon sandal, of unknown origin
Origin of sandalMiddle English from Old French sandale from Medieval Latin sandalum from Late Greek santalon, sandalon ultimately from Middle Persian čandal from Sanskrit candanam of Dravidian originTamil and Malayalam cāntu sandalwood paste Tamil cāttu to daub, smear and Telugu cādu to rub into a paste
From Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Ancient Greek σανδάλιον (sandalion), diminutive of σάνδαλον (sandalon, “sandal”), probably ultimately from Middle Persian (čandal, “sandalwood”). Compare New Persian صندل (sandal, “sandal”).