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Obi can refer to:

  • Obi (sash), a sash worn with a kimono or with the uniforms used by practitioners of Japanese martial arts
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi, fictional character from the Star Wars universe
  • Obi (title), a title among the Igbo people of Nigeria
  • Obi, the Yoruba word for parents (also see ebi, meaning "whole family" in Yoruba)
  • Obi, Igbo name for the heart/soul as well as the dwelling of the head of the household in an Igbo family's compound in Nigeria
  • A Swiss family name
  • Obi, another form of the word Obeah
  • obi strip, an informational piece of cardboard printed in Japanese folded around or over a non-Japanese LP record, music CD, video game, book or magazine
  • Obi (band), a British indie music band from the early 2000s
  • Ob River, a river in Russia, also known as Obi

Places:

OBI can refer to

See also

Obi - Yoruba : is the local name for cola nut


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Etymology 1

From Japanese , おび.

Noun

Singular
obi

Plural
obi

obi (plural obi)

  1. A sash worn with a kimono.
    • 1997, Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage 1998, p. 29)
      The broad obi tied around her middle was orange and yellow. I'd never seen such elegant clothing.

Etymology 2

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
obi

Plural
obis

obi (plural obis)

  1. a form of witchcraft originating in Africa

Anagrams


Japanese

Noun

obi (kanji , hiragana おび)

  1. obi: the sash worn with a kimono

Latin

Verb

obī

  1. second-person singular active imperative of obeō.

Simple English

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Obi (帯, おび) is a Japanese word to call to many different types of sashes used with kimono and keikogi by both men and women. Obi can be very simple, to be used every day; or very elegant and embroidered.









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