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Gentoo

[ jen-too ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tu /
Archaic.
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noun, plural Gen·toos.
a Hindu.
any of the languages of those who practice the Hindu religion, especially Telugu.
adjective
of or relating to the Gentoos.
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Origin of Gentoo

1630–40; <Portuguese gentiogentile
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British Dictionary definitions for Gentoo

Gentoo
/ (ˈdʒɛntuː) /

noun plural -toos
(sometimes not capital) archaic a Hindu, esp as distinguished from a Muslim

Word Origin for Gentoo

C17: from Portuguese gentio pagan (literally: Gentile)
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