nakhoda

noun na·kho·da \ ˈnäkəˌdä \
variants: or nucquedah \ˈnək-\

Definition of nakhoda

plural -s
:a master of a native Indian vessel

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Origin and Etymology of nakhoda

Persian nākhudā, from nāv boat (from Old Persian) + khudā master, from Middle Persian khutāī; akin to Sanskrit nau ship


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