kuttar

noun

kut·​tar
kəˈtär
plural -s
: a short dagger used in India with a handle consisting of two parallel bars joined by a crosspiece that is gripped with the hand

Word History

Etymology

Hindi kaṭār, from Sanskrit (probably Prakrit) kaṭṭāra, from Sanskrit kartati he cuts

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“Kuttar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuttar. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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