Query on the term *mistri*

Royce Wiles Royce.Wiles at ANU.EDU.AU
Fri Feb 27 00:57:40 UTC 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.

Sorry that should be R. S. McGregor.

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