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ma·hout

 (mə-hout′)
n.
A person who takes care of, rides, and controls a tamed elephant.

[Hindi mahāvat, mahāut, from Sanskrit mahāmātraḥ, one having great measure, mahout : mahā-, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + mātram, measure (from mimīte, mā-, he measures; see mē- in Indo-European roots).]

mahout

(məˈhaʊt)
n
(in India and the East Indies) an elephant driver or keeper
[C17: Hindi mahāut, from Sanskrit mahāmātra of great measure, originally a title]

ma•hout

(məˈhaʊt)

n.
the keeper and driver of an elephant.
[1655–65; < Hindi mahāut, variant of mahāvat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mahout - the driver and keeper of an elephantmahout - the driver and keeper of an elephant
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
driver - someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
Translations

mahout

nMahaut m, → Elefantenführer m
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