noun na·kho·da \ˈnäkəˌdä\
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Definition of nakhoda



  1. :  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 — more at nave

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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