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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tabi, tabis(noun)

    a sock with a separation for the big toe; worn with thong sandals by the Japanese


  1. tabi(Noun)

    Traditional Japanese ankle socks with a separate section for the big toe.


  1. Tabi

    Tabi are traditional Japanese socks. Ankle-high and with a separation between the big toe and other toes, they are worn by both men and women with zori, geta, and other traditional thonged footwear. Tabi are also essential with traditional clothing—kimono and other wafuku as well as being worn by samurai in the feudal era. The most common colour is white, and white tabi are worn in formal situations such as at tea ceremonies. Men sometimes wear blue or black tabi for travelling. Patterned and coloured tabi are also available and are worn most often by women, though they are gaining popularity among men as well. In contrast to socks that, when pulled on, fit the foot snugly because of their elastic weave, tabi are sewn from cloth cut to form. They are open at the back so they can be slipped on and have a row of fasteners along the opening so they can be closed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabi in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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