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(in Indian mythology) a spirit or demon.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of bhut
1775–85; <Hindi bhūt<Sanskrit bhūtā
Words nearby bhut
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Example sentences from the Web for bhut
Give him a Bhut Jolokia pepper, said to be one of, if not the hottest in the world.
Give him a Bhut Jolokia pepper, said to be one of, if not thehottest in the world.
As to the ways of a bhut not even the priest at my village of Gaum could say aught.The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser