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Photographic Friday: Hindu

1Hindu \‘hin-(,)dü\ noun

an adherent of Hinduism a native or inhabitant of India

ETYMOLOGY: Persian Hindū inhabitant of India, from Hind India [1662]

2Hindu \‘hin-(,)dü\ adjective

of, relating to or characteristic of the Hindus or Hinduism


Sadhu from Flickr user Sukanto Debnath

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Photographic Friday: helm

1helm \’helm\ noun


ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old English [before 12th century]

2helm \’helm\ transitive verb

to cover or furnish with a helmet

ETYMOLOGY: [before 12th century]

3helm \’helm\ noun

a lever or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering; broadly: the entire apparatus for steering a ship :: . . . → Read More: Photographic Friday: helm

Photographic Friday: scoot

scoot \‘sküt\ intransitive verb

to move swiftly to slide especially while seated <scoot over and let me sit down>

ETYMOLOGY: perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin [1758] –scoot noun

my scoot from Flickr user catbagan

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