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Re: Kaftans

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  • Alastair Millar
    Current usage of the word caftan/kaftan in standard (i.e. British) English: caftan: n., a long-sleeved Persian or Turkish garment, reaching to the ankles and
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      Current usage of the word caftan/kaftan in standard (i.e. British) English:

      caftan: n., a long-sleeved Persian or Turkish garment, reaching to the
      ankles and often tied with a sash; any loose shirt or dress with wide
      sleeves made in imitation of this.- Also kaftan [Turkish qaftan].

      From Chambers Dictionary (the largest and most comprehensive single-volume
      English dictionary), much beloved of translators becuase it contains lots of
      old-fashioned and obsolete words, 1999 edition.

      HIH

      Alastair

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