ankus

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi अंकुस (aṅkus), from Sanskrit अङ्कुश (aṅkuśa).

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Noun[edit]

ankus (plural ankuses)

  1. The hooked goad that is used in India to control elephants.
    • 2007, Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road, Sceptre 2008, p. 22:
      He reached for the ivory handle of his ankus and turned to the stripling.

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