Definitions

  • n. A table or tray of gifts for a bride-to-be from the groom's family; the accompanying gathering prior to the wedding where those gifts are presented.

Example Sentences

  • "Did you see all the gifts on her swanee table? It was gorgeous."

  • "Are you going to her swani next week?"

Languages of Origin

  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

  • صَوَانِي ṣawānī (plural of صِينِيَّة ṣīniyya 'porcelain tray')

    • Who Uses This

      • Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      swani

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