Origin and symbology of "Monsoon rain"

adi at uclink2.berkeley.edu adi at uclink2.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 25 23:57:32 UTC 1994

The English "monsoon" does come from "mausam", which is not Persian but
Arabic in origin. "Mausam" is the Arabic word for season or time, and is a
loan-word in Persian, Hindi and several NIA languages, but is not found in

Aditya Behl
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies,
1203, Dwinelle Hall,
University of California,
Berkeley, California 94720.

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