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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“Wiry men in caps of Astrakhan fur and girdled caftans swaggered among the horse lines…”

-The Daughter of Erlik Khan

1. kaf•tan

[ˈkaftən, ˈkafˌtan]


caftan (noun)

1. a man's long belted tunic of the Near East.

 a woman's long loose dress.

 a loose shirt or top.


late 16th cent.: from Turkish, from Persian ḵaftān, influenced by the French cafetan.

Waking Up in Indian Country: Harm City: 2015

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