n. A table or tray of gifts for a bride-to-be from the groom's family.
n. The gathering prior to the wedding where the gifts for a bride-to-be from the groom's family are presented.
"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
صَوَانِي ṣawānī (plural of صِينِيَّة ṣīniyya 'porcelain tray')
- Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria
- North America
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