chamar

noun (1), often capitalized
cha·​mar | \ chəˈmär \
plural -s

Definition of chamar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a Indian caste whose traditional caste occupation is leatherworking

chamar

noun (2)
cha·​mar | \ ˈchəmə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of chamar (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fan, typically made of a yak's tail or peacock feathers, used in the Indian subcontinent as a mark of royalty or in temples

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History and Etymology for chamar

Noun (1)

Hindi camār, from Sanskrit carmakāra leather worker, from carman skin, leather + -kāra worker, from kṛṇoti he does, makes; akin to Latin corium leather

Noun (2)

Hindi camar, from Sanskrit camara

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“Chamar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamar. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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