lathi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi

Noun[edit]

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lathi (plural lathis)

  1. A martial art based on stick fighting originally practiced in India.
    Lathi shares is basic principles with other martial arts.
  1. A stick used in the martial art of the same name, usually 6-8 feet long, made of bamboo and having a blunt metal tip.
    Wielding a lathi involves giving quick blows to an opponent while defending against opponent's attacks by using the lathi as a shield.

References[edit]

  • “lathi” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

External links[edit]

Indian Stick Fighting (Lathi) Marital Arts

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