ankus

noun an·kus \ˈaŋkəs, ˈəŋkəsh\
variants: less commonly

ankusha

\ˈəŋkəshə\

Definition of ankus

plural

ankus

also

ankusha

or

ankuses

also

ankushas

  1. :  an elephant goad used in India having a sharp spike and hook and resembling a short-handled boat hook

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Origin and Etymology of ankus

Hindi aṅkus, from Sanskrit aṅkuśa; akin to Sanskrit aṅka bend, hook — more at 2angle


First Known Use: 1823


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