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Thanks Beoram, Great link!

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 Post subject: Re: Khukuri Terminology
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Greetings,

I see threads describing a "Lambendh" kukru but I cannot seem to Google the origin and meaning of the word (as in "Sirupate" meaning like a siru leaf)

Might any of you wise gents educate me?

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Welcome Mitch, I believe the term Lambendh means "long Handled Sirupati". most Lambendh have typically handles between 5 and 6 inches. Regards Rod


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inveterate wrote:
Welcome Mitch, I believe the term Lambendh means "long Handled Sirupati". most Lambendh have typically handles between 5 and 6 inches. Regards Rod


Ah, Thanks.


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Lambendh literaly just means "long handle" but is often used to denote the old long curved slender style of kukri,

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Spiral wrote:
Lambendh literaly just means "long handle" but is often used to denote the old long curved slender style of kukri,

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 Post subject: Re: Khukuri terminology
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beoram wrote:
khukuri (variants khukri, kukri, kukri etc. etc.): from Turner, 'the curved knife carried by the Nepalese' [there is apparently a word in Persian khukhunii which Turner thinks may be a loan-word from Nepali]

my etymology:
from Old Indo-Aryan (~Sanskrit) kshura 'razor' (cognate with Greek kshuron 'razor') >
*khura >
[normal Indo-Aryan change of 'ksh' to 'kh', cf. Skt. 'kshetra' (field) >
Hindi/Nepali 'khet' (field)]
*khukhura >
[reduplication of initial syllable, for unknown reason: diminuative?]
*khukura >
[Grassmann's Law=ban on 2 aspirated consonant in same word]
*khukur >
[loss of word-final schwa (weak vowel), common in Indo-Aryan]
*khukuri
[nominalising suffix -i


Certainly not my field of expertise (begging the question whether I have one :oops: ), but I ran across something to pass along:
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KOOKRY , s. Hind. kukrī, [which originally means 'a twisted skein of thread,' from kūknā, 'to wind'; and then anything curved]. The peculiar weapon of the Goorkhas, a bill, admirably designed and poised for hewing a branch or a foe.
Yule, Henry, Sir. Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases, and of kindred terms, etymological, historical, geographical and discursive. New ed. edited by William Crooke, B.A. London: J. Murray, 1903.

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Khukra /kukhra = chicken ;)


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