rusa

noun

ru·​sa
ˈrüsə
1
plural -s : sambar
2
capitalized [New Latin, from Hindi rūsā] : a genus of deers now usually regarded as a subgenus of Cervus and comprising the sambars and related forms
rusine
ˈrüˌsīn
-üsə̇n
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Hindi rūsā

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rusa was in 1738

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“Rusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rusa. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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