anchal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

anchal (countable and uncountable, plural anchals)

  1. (India, Travancore) Post; postage

Adjective[edit]

anchal (comparative more anchal, superlative most anchal)

  1. Postal.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is borrowed from the local dialect in Travancore, but is still used locally by English speakers. It appeared for many years on all Travencore stamps and postboxes.