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lota

or lo·tah

[ loh-tuh ]

noun

  1. (in India) a small container for water, usually of brass or copper and round in shape.


lota

/ ˈləʊtə /

noun

  1. a globular water container, usually of brass, used in India, Myanmar, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lota1

First recorded in 1800–10, lota is from the Hindi word lotā
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lota1

C19: from Hindi lotā
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Example Sentences

The sepoy, a Brahmin, refused, saying: 'I have scoured my lota; you will defile it by your touch.'

He hastened down and fetched his lota, and proceeded in the direction of the pool.

The river forms a creek between two hills, one Lota, the other opening to another hill of inclosures well wooded.

Lota was taken by her grandmother, and Lettice, with the support of Piers' arm, had a comfortable nap.

Chief among these vessels is the lota, or globular bowl, universally used in ceremonial ablutions.

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