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or lo·tah

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

First recorded in 1800–10, lota is from the Hindi word lotā
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Historical Examples of lotas

  • Demum lotas eas partes glabrasque effectas variis unguentis etiam exornant.

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  • Lotas Robinson, my granddaughter, has four children that are my great-grandchildren.

British Dictionary definitions for lotas



  1. a globular water container, usually of brass, used in India, Myanmar, etc
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Word Origin for lota

C19: from Hindi lotā
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