chelinga

noun che·lin·ga \chəˈliŋgə\
variants: or

chelingo

\-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of chelinga

plural

-s

  1. :  a boat of light draft pointed at both ends and used on the Coromandel coast

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Origin and Etymology of chelinga

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


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