or lo·tah



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

Origin of lota

First recorded in 1800–10, lota is from the Hindi word lotā
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Examples from the Web for lota

Historical Examples of lota

  • As we advance, the woods of Lota and Dunkettle unite in one fine mass.

    A Tour in Ireland

    Arthur Young

  • By way of punishment, Lota had to learn four verses of a hymn after dinner.

    Nine Little Goslings

    Susan Coolidge

  • These particular rose-cakes were the best Lota had ever made.

    Nine Little Goslings

    Susan Coolidge

  • He borrowed a "lota" or brass water bowl of one of the servants.

    Indian Conjuring

    L. H. Branson

  • Pike were also taken in the net, and a species of burbot (Gadus lota).

British Dictionary definitions for lota




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

Word Origin for lota

C19: from Hindi lotā
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