OrnaVerum
v 6.30.00
28 Jan 2022
updated 28 Jan 2022

Glossary

Mostly Burmese / Indian words (and occasional sets of initials) used by RK.

(if only I still had the elderly Hobson-Jobson that I sacrificed when we moved north ...)

WordMeaning (simple)Meaning (extended)
alu chamsrissoles
arak / arackstrong alcoholic drinkflavoured with anise (~liquorice flavour), clouds when water added (~Pernod)
atasome sort of foodstuff?
atebrin / atabranproprietary term for quinacrinetreatment for malaria in 1930s / 1940s
badlisIOU / chitty / voucher
bakaurasome sort of foodstuff
bastimilitary compound
chindrasome sort of foodstuff
daoknife or hatchetChinese-made, various sizes
dirmingceremony at a manan
doolypalanquin
dumsapriest at a manan
durwandoorkeeper
Duwamost senior headman of a district
dzoyak crossed with ox
godownaccommodationdoss-house for coolies
goral small goatlike antelope
grmabbreviation for 'grams'or grammes
gyifull-grown cow
jangli admiwild man, yahoo
kangra and pashisome sort of foodstuffs
kichnisome sort of foodstuff
lyepunidentifiable hairy objectvery hairy thing, plant or creature, maybe a nat (devil), RK specimen now lost.
machanhunting platform in tree
mananreligious festival
Mashang Juwai(possibly) ~ wild horses
mimiraKachin name for a high-altitude medicinal root, aka Kamtok, and Ningring, meaning Man, in Khanung
mithunox
naik(lance) corporal
natdemon, god or both
pangolinthe scaly anteater
paratesflat-bread
phorpas drinking vessels
piatamessenger
pyadapostal courier
quartan (fever)form of malaria
salaamigiftmust be reciprocated!
sambhurlarge deer with impressive antlers
serowgoat-antelopea goat-antelope with short, sharp horns, long, coarse hair, and a beard
Sharow lai ai lam(possibly) ~ tigers
surrabig biting flies
takinlarge goatlike antelope
Tanugokvillage elde
the A.P.functionaryBritish?
the S. of I.Survey of India (1802-1852) completed by George Everest after whom mountain is named