plural lohar or lohars
often capitalized
: one of a numerous Hindu caste whose usual occupation is ironworking or carpentering

Word History


Hindi lohār, from Sanskrit lohakāra blacksmith, from loha copper, iron + kāra maker, worker, from karoti he does, makes; akin to Sanskrit rudhira red

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“Lohar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lohar. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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