variants or chelingo
plural -s
: a boat of light draft pointed at both ends and used on the Coromandel coast

Word History


Tamil calaṅku, perhaps from Sanskrit jalaṁga water-going, from jalaṁ (nominative & accusative of jala water) + -ga (akin to gam to go, come)

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“Chelinga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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