afghan

[ af-gan, -guh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF afghan

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It was the best specimen of Afghan architecture I have seen.

The situation was, however, complicated by the proximity of the Afghan frontier.

All along the Afghan border every man's house is his castle.

The men strolled across the tracks to inspect the Afghan prisoners.

There we were confronted by Afghan troops, and defeated them at Somatash.

The end of the whole muddle will be that England will take charge of Afghan.

The Afghan army retreated, (p.337) or, if it stood its ground, was defeated.

Some attacks, however, were made upon the Afghan intrenchments.

This brought the second period of the Afghan war to a close.

That's the Afghan Prince and consort that I was telling you about.

WORD ORIGIN

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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