'sari' (Attn: H M Hubey)

H.M.Hubey hubeyh at MONTCLAIR.EDU
Wed Jan 6 20:05:06 EST 1999


Is there a root from which this word derives? What is its etymology?

K. S. Arjunwadkar wrote:
>
> 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.)
> KSA

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Best Regards,
Mark
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