koftgari

noun koft·ga·ri \ ˈkȯftgə(ˌ)rē \

Definition of koftgari

plural -s
: Indian damascene work in which steel is inlaid with gold

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Origin and Etymology of koftgari

Hindi koftgarī, from Persian kōftgarī, from kōftgar maker of koftgari, from kōft blow, beating + -gar doing; akin to Sanskrit kāra doing


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