Origin: Anglo-Ind, altered (by analogy with gymnasium) < Hindustani gend-khāna, racket court < gend, ball + khāna, court, place
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Origin: Probably alteration (influenced by gymnastics)
Origin: of Hindi geṁd-khānā, racket court
Origin: : geṁd, ball (of Dravidian origin)
Origin: + khānā, house (from Persian khāna, variant of khān; see khan2).
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