tulwar

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an 19th century tulwar

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi तलवार (talwār)

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Noun[edit]

tulwar (plural tulwars)

  1. A type of curved sword used in India and throughout South Asia.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Howli Thana’, Black and White (Folio Society 2005), page 388:
      Therefore, the Havildar, taking his tulwar, smote one of us lightly on the forearm in the fat, and another on the leg, and a third on the back of the hand.