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.
Origin of sandalMiddle English, from Old French sandale (possibly via Late Greek santalon), from Arabic &slowdot;andal, from Sanskrit candanam.
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”).