zamorin

noun
zam·​o·​rin
variants: or less commonly zamorine \ ¦zamə¦rēn \
plural -s

Definition of zamorin

: the Hindu sovereign of Calicut and surrounding territory

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History and Etymology for zamorin

Portuguese samorim, from Malayalam sāmūri, from sāmudri lord of the sea, from Sanskrit samudra ocean, from sam together + -udra (akin to Sanskrit udan water)

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“Zamorin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zamorin. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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