nakhoda

noun
na·​kho·​da | \ ˈnäkəˌdä \
variants: or nucquedah \ ˈnək-​ \
plural -s

Definition of nakhoda

: a master of a native Indian vessel

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History and Etymology for nakhoda

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

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“Nakhoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nakhoda. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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