Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Dictionaries Word of the Day: DHOTI

DHOTI

a Hindi word. "A flowing garment" is what it says in the passage quoted, but my three desk dictionaries call it "a loin cloth worn by Hindi men." So do W2 and W3. Also dhooti.

Like most leaders of the movement, he does have a shaved head, a saffron-colored flowing garment called a dhoti, and streaks of Ganges River mud on his forehead.



from I Always Look Up The Word "Egregious" by Maxwell Nurnberg


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