lohar

noun, often capitalized
lo·​har | \ lōˈhär \
plural lohar or lohars

Definition of lohar

: one of a numerous Hindu caste whose usual occupation is ironworking or carpentering

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History and Etymology for lohar

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 9 Aug. 2020.

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