Ruth Laila Schmidt at EASTEUR-ORIENT.UIO.NO
Sat Sep 27 11:54:37 UTC 1997

Date:    Fri, 26 Sep 1997 07:49:26 -0400
From:    "E. Bashir" <ebashir at UMICH.EDU>
Subject: ciroTaa

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

MacGregor, Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary: cirauTaa, a cock bird.
Regional. Turner 4571 might shed a little light on it.

Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Laila Schmidt
Dept of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
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