mahout

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English[edit]

Mahout on an elephant.

Etymology[edit]

Hindi महावत ‎(mahāvat), from Sanskrit महामात्र ‎(mahāmātra, high official), from मह ‎(maha, great) + मात्र ‎(mātra, measure)

Noun[edit]

mahout ‎(plural mahouts)

  1. an elephant driver and keeper

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