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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loincloth worn by Hindu men in India.
  • n. The cotton fabric used for such loincloths.

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  • n. A long loincloth worn by Hindu men in India.
  • n. The cotton fabric used for such loincloths.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long loincloth worn by Hindu men

Etymologies

Hindi dhotī, from Middle Indic *dhautta, *dhotta, cloth, probably from past participle of dhauvati, he washes, from Sanskrit dhūnoti, dhau-, he shakes.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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