langar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi लंगर (laṅgar), Punjabi ਲੰਗਰ (laṅgar, public kitchen, almshouse), and their source, Persian لنگر (public eating place attached to Sufi shrine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

langar (plural langars)

  1. A public eating-place in South Asia; now especially, a communal kitchen run by a Sikh community and serving free food; the free food served at such a place. [from 19th c.]
    • 2016, Sunil Khilnani, Incarnations, Penguin 2017, p. 98:
      While many hungry people go to the langars in Delhi's gurudwaras, or in Birmingham, or the two in Queens, New York, because the food is good and free, there's a decidedly political dimension […].

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

langar

  1. drizzle

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

langar (m)

  1. nominative indefinite plural of langur

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

langar

  1. present tense of langa.