Etymology
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serape (n.)

also sarape, type of shawl for men in Spanish-American regions, often of bright colors, 1834, from Mexican Spanish sarape, which probably is from an indigenous Mexican language, but there is no similar word and no -r- sound in Nahuatl. David L. Gold ("Studies in Etymology and Etiology," 2009) suggests possibly from Tarascan /'charakwa/.

updated on May 16, 2022

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