Sari meaning

särē
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An outer garment worn chiefly by women of South Asia, consisting of a length of lightweight cloth with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head.
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The principal outer garment of a woman of India, Pakistan, etc., consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body with one end forming an ankle-length skirt and the other end draped across the bosom, over one shoulder, and, sometimes, over the head.
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The traditional dress of women in the Indian Subcontinent; an outer garment consisting of a single length of cotton or silk, most often with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt, the other draped over the shoulder or head.
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Origin of sari

  • Hindi sāṛī from Prakrit sāḍī from Sanskrit śāṭī

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi साड़ी (sāṛī), via Prakrit from Sanskrit षाटी (ṣāṭī).

    From Wiktionary