alpargata


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al·par·ga·ta

 (ăl′pər-gä′tə)
[Spanish, shoe with a sole of hempen or jute rope, from Mozarabic *alpargata : Andalusian Arabic al-parġa, the hempen rope shoe (al-, the + parġa, hempen rope shoe, from medieval Iberian Romance *abarca, of pre-Roman Iberian origin; akin to Basque abarka, Spanish abarca, and Catalan avarca, rawhide sandal) + probably Mozarabic *-ata, collective noun suffix (ultimately from Latin -āta, feminine singular and neuter plural of -ātus, past participle suffix of verbs with infinitives ending in -āre).]

alpargata

(ˌalparˈɡata)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a sandal
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