Query on the term *mistri*

Royce Wiles Royce.Wiles at ANU.EDU.AU
Thu Feb 26 19:51:38 EST 1998


>Would some kind listmember inform as to how the term *mistri* entered
>into languages of the subcontinent.

R. W. McGregor in his wonderful Oxford Hindi-English dictionary gives a
Portuguese word (mestre) as the basis for the Hindi word, you may like to
contact him for the source of that etymology.



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