thanadar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian/Urdu ثاندار (thānadār), from ثانا (thānā, thana) + دار- (-dār, holder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thanadar (plural thanadars)

  1. The commander of a thana; a police chief.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The thanadar had specified that he be taught moral principles along with the Erewhonian language.