Monday, October 24, 2011


Punkah \PUHNG-kuh\ , noun;
1. India: A fan, especially a large, swinging, screen-like fan hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant or by machinery
1. Of, pertaining to, used on, or working a punkah

This word dates to 1625 from Hindi pankha ("fan"), which derives from Sanskrit paksa ("wing").
Must be nice... (source)

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