Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hindi Word in English: Bangle

The English word BANGLE, meaning a ring-bracelet or anklet, is from the Hindi word bangri, meaning "glass bracelet." Bangles can also be made from metals, plastic, wood, and other materials. The word first appears in English in the late 18th century. You can read more about the bangles worn by women in South Asia in this detailed Wikipedia article.

The image below shows a bride wearing bangles.

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