Stole is a women’s shawl which is used around the shoulders or arms. It is made up of expensive fabrics such as fur, chiffon, pashmina, silk etc. It has a greater length than a width.
Scarf is a piece of fabric which is worn around the neck for warmth or fashion. It is available in different colors and different fabrics. It is light in weight.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||A woman’s long scarf or shawl, especially of fur or similar material, worn loosely over the shoulders.||A length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head.|
|Synonyms||Muffler, shawl, filched, cassock, cope||Neck cloth, collar, necktie, ruff, costume, garment|
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|Word origin||The word stole was originated from Old English (in the senses ‘long robe’ and ‘priest’s vestment’), via Latin from Greek stolē ‘clothing’, from stellein ‘array’.||The word scarf was originated from Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘sash (around the waist or over the shoulder)’): probably based on Old Northern French escarpe, probably identical with Old French escharpe ‘pilgrim’s scrip’.|
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