Mahout meaning

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A person who takes care of, rides, and controls a tamed elephant.
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In India and the East Indies, an elephant driver or keeper.
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Origin of mahout

  • Hindi mahāvat, mahāut from Sanskrit mahāmātraḥ one having great measure, mahout mahā- great meg- in Indo-European roots mātram measure (from mimīte mā- he measures mē-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hindi महावत (mahāvat), from Sanskrit महामात्र (mahāmātra, “high official"), from मह (maha, “great") + मात्र (mātra, “measure")

    From Wiktionary