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ZARABESQUE'S GLOSSARY

Defines terms and terminology that appear on Zarabesque... a global language for the global goddess.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Safi (ZHAH-fee) - one of the oldest cities in Morocco, located on its western coast, on the Atlantic Ocean locally pronounced 'Asfi' (AHS-fee), the Berber word for estuary - Berber, Arabic

sama (SEH-mah) - paradise - Arabic

sarifi (sah-REE-FEE) - neat; tidy - Arabic

sarouel (also saroual, seroual) (sah-ROO-el) - ample unisex garment worn on the lower body, characterized by a very low crotch, near or below the knees; originated in Persia and spread throughout the region from India to North Africa along the Silk Route - Persian (Farsi)

Scheherazade (shuh-HEER-uh-zahd) - a legendary Persian queen and the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights (READ MORE...)Also transliterated Sahrzad, Shahrzad - Persian

shalal (SHAH-lahl) - waterfall - Arabic (dialectic)

sharqi (shar-KEE) - a great seasonal wind in the Middle East that comes out of the south-southeast - Arabic

shayla (SHAY-luh) - scarf or shawl - Arabic

shazadi, shahzadi (shah-ZAH-dee) - princess - Persian

sikkina (seh-KEE-nuh) - knives - Arabic

Silk Road - From Wikipedia: The Silk Road... is a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. The Silk Road includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China. (READ MORE... -

sitti (seh-TEE) - the number six - Egyptian Arabic

sleeve width - the measurement of a garment's sleeve around the shoulder seam or armhole -

Smara (ZMAR-uh) - the largest urban area in the Moroccan-held area of Western Sahara, an oasis and caravan trade community - Arabic

souk (sook) - an open-air marketplace from Arabic suq - Arabic

sousde (SUS-deh, SUS-dee) - also transliterated as sousdi, susde, susti etc.; a superior fabric woven of cotton and rayon fibers specific to the region around the ancient city of Fez, Morocco The sousde used to create the garments on this site is a high-cotton 65%/35% blend, resulting in an impossibly soft but extremely durable fabric. Made of natural fiber, it is as breathable as pure cotton yet more elastic and forgiving, safely colorfast and more pill-resistant than other inferior sousde fabrics available. - Moroccan Arabic

susti (SUHS-tee) - also transliterated as sousdi, sousde, susde etc.; a luxurious fabric woven of cotton and rayon fibers specific to the region around the ancient city of Fez, Morocco; sometimes called 'Moroccan cotton' The sousde used to create the garments on this site is a high-cotton 65%/35% blend, resulting in an impossibly soft but extremely durable fabric. Made of natural fiber, it is as breathable as pure cotton yet more elastic and forgiving, safely colorfast and more pill-resistant than other inferior sousde fabrics available. - Moroccan (Magrabi) Arabic

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