Afghan hound

Also, Afghani. a native or inhabitant of .
(lowercase) a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern.
Also called Afghan hound. one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat.
of or its people or language.
a tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat
a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
another name for Pashto
(history) an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language

See Afghan coat

name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, sone of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-‘Utbi’s “History of Sultan Mahmud” written c.1030 C.E. and was in use in India from 13c. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.


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