'sari' (Attn: H M Hubey)

K. S. Arjunwadkar panini at PN2.VSNL.NET.IN
Wed Jan 6 00:47:19 EST 1999

Jan 6, 99

If the word 'sari' is meant to stand for Indian women's clothing
(overwear!), then it comes from Sk 'shaaTii' through Pk 'saaDii', a word
still in use in Marathi. The sound D in Indian languages is represented by
r in English spellings of Indian words. (DhArwAr for DhArwAd.)

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