ankus

noun
an·​kus | \ ˈaŋkəs, ˈəŋkəsh\
variants: or less commonly ankusha \ ˈəŋkəshə \
plural ankus also ankusha or ankuses also ankushas

Definition of ankus

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

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First Known Use of ankus

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ankus

Hindi aṅkus, from Sanskrit aṅkuśa; akin to Sanskrit aṅka bend, hook

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