شلوار

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From Persian شلوار ‎(šalvâr).

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شلوار ‎(şelvâr) ‎(plural شلوارلار)

  1. trousers
  2. shalwar

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian šlwʾl ‎(šalwār, trousers), from Proto-Indo-European *skelo- ‎(thigh) + *wero- ‎(to cover). For the first part compare شل ‎(šal, thigh), and for the second part compare Old Armenian վարտիք ‎(vartikʿ), an Iranian borrowing.

Compare Iranian borrowings: Ancient Greek σαράβαρα ‎(sarábara, Scythian loose trousers), σαράβαλλα ‎(saráballa), Latin sarabala, sarabāra, Biblical Aramaic (Daniel) and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic סרבלא ‎(srblʾ, trousers; a type of outer garment), Classical Syriac ܫܪܒܠܐ ‎(šarbālā, trousers), ܫܪܘܠܐ du ‎(šarwālē, leggings), Classical Mandaic ࡔࡀࡓࡅࡀࡋࡀ ‎(šaruala, trousers), Arabic سِرْوَال ‎(sirwāl), سِرْبَال ‎(sirbāl) (possibly from the root س ب ل ‎(s-b-l)), شِرْوَال ‎(širwāl) (dialectal), شَرْوَال ‎(šarwāl) (modern), سِرْوَل ‎(sirwal), سِرْوِيل ‎(sirwīl).

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Dari شلوار
Iranian Persian شلوار
Tajik шалвор ‎(šalvor)

شلوار ‎(šalvâr) ‎(plural شلوارها ‎(šalvâr-hâ))

  1. trousers
  2. shalwar

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