Mittal Sushil mittals at MAGELLAN.UMONTREAL.CA
Fri Sep 26 13:48:06 UTC 1997

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, E. Bashir wrote:

> I have encountered this word in a children's story (written in Urdu in
> Lahore in the 1960's).  From the context, it means 'male sparrow', but I
> have not been able to locate it in any Urdu or Hindi dictionary that I
> have looked at.  Can anyone tell me the dialect provenance of this word.
> (note that r is not retroflex.)  Thanks


_A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary_ (eds. Chaturvedi & Tiwari),

ciraunt.A (or) ciraut.A  =  nm. a young male sparrow

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