lungi

(redirected from longyis)

lun·gi

or lun·gyi (lo͞ong′gē) also lon·gyi (lŏng′gē, lo͝ong′-)
n. pl. lun·gis or lun·gyis also lon·gyis
A cloth, often of brightly colored silk or cotton, that is used as a piece of clothing, especially the traditional skirtlike garment of South Asia and Myanmar (Burma).

[Urdu lungī, from Persian, variant of lung.]

lungi

(ˈlʊŋɡiː) or

lungee

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
[C17: Hindi, from Persian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lungi - a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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References in periodicals archive ?
Children splash in the shallows, playing tag while their mothers wash the family's longyis - traditional Burmese robes - in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
During your river voyage you can try on your own longyi and have your face painted with thanakha - a traditional yellow-paste made by grinding the thanakha tree against sandstone.
Children splash in the shallows, playing tag among themselves while their mothers wash the family's longyis - traditional Burmese robes - in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
During your voyage - the company's billing of cruise hardly does it justice - you can try on your own longyi and have your face painted with Thanakha - al yellow-paste made by grinding the Thanakha tree against sandstone.
One day passed and then another, and the trees blocking the roads were pared back by men wearing shorts or traditional longyis (sarongs) and wielding handsaws and machetes.
I had a mother who was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), in the mid-1950s and grew up in the wrap of longyis, pagodas, and Burmese nursemaids.
They are all cycles for women, considering most men in Myanmar wear Longyis and not pants.
I trekked uphill to the small village where women dress in embroidered longyis (sarongs) and elaborate head scarves, and children with ripped clothes and dirty faces play happily in the sun.
originally built in 1901, the hotel overlooks the yangon river in the city's colonial heart and is a stone's throw from Bogyoke aung San Market - a shopper's paradise of gems, sarong-like longyis, Buddha statues, and embroidery.
Children splashed in the shallows while their mothers washed the family's longyis traditional Burmese robes in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
During your river voyage - the company's billing of river "cruise" hardly does it justice - you can try on your own longyi and have your face painted with Thanakha - a traditional yellow-paste made by grinding the Thanakha tree against sandstone.