Origin and symbology of "Monsoon rain"

adi at uclink2.berkeley.edu adi at uclink2.berkeley.edu
Thu Oct 27 17:06:30 UTC 1994

>Do we need to propose Persian as an intermediary? See "Hobson-Jobson", 
>which suggests that the Portuguese adopted it directly from Arab pilots.
That seems eminently possible too. The word was obviously borrowed by
several different languages.

Aditya Behl


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