Sinhala meaning

sĭn-hälə
Frequency:
noun
18
2
A Sinhalese.
noun
4
1
The Sinhalese language.
noun
1
0
adjective
0
0
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Origin of sinhala

  • Sinhala Sin̥hala from Sanskrit siṁhalaḥ Sri Lanka from siṁhaḥ lion (perhaps from the former presence of lions there)

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