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A Muslim shrine or the journey to that place. Hindi < Urdu < Arabic “ziyarat”=pilgrimage < “zvr”=to visit.

Slang for “money.” Hindi “lut”=booty or spoils of war < Sanskrit “lunt”=to rob.

To steal goods in a war or riot. To plunder or sack a building/city. Hindi “lut” < Sanskrit “lotra”=spoils or booty < “lunt”=to rob.

A closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers. From Portuguese “palanquim” < Hindi “palaki” < Sanskrit “palyanka”=bed

Brutal ruffian, gangster, or hoodlum. From Hindi “thag”=cheat or rogue.

Small boat carried on or towed behind a larger boat as a lifeboat, or a small sailboat. From Hindi “dingi”=small boat.

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