lathi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi.

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Noun[edit]

lathi ‎(plural lathis)

  1. (India) A heavy stick or club.
    • 1973, JG Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur:
      The iron-bound bamboo staves, known as lâtees, with which most disputes among rival zemindars were traditionally settled.
    • 2004, Khushwant Singh, Burial at Sea, Penguin 2014, p. 131:
      A phalanx of policemen armed with lathis faced a mob of mill workers squatting on the road.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 94:
      Nearby, held back by a line of lathi-carrying peons, stood the farmers whose vessels were being weighed […].
  2. A martial art based on stick fighting originally practiced in India.
    Lathi shares is basic principles with other martial arts.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Indian Stick Fighting (Lathi) Marital Arts

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