Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages, and Linguistics (EHL)' started by Wolverine9, Sep 14, 2013.
Both of these words refer to a "drum" but are they cognates or is one a loanword?
I don't know, but I only want to mention that the same word has been imported in the Greek language. The drum is vulgarly called "daouli". Possibly a loan from Turko-persian.
It is an Indian (ultimately Dravidian) loan word in Persian.
Apart from Urdu/Hindi "Dhol" and Persian "duhul", there is Punjabi "T_hol" for drum. But interestingly, the same word is used for a (male) lover..T_hol or T_holaa. Does anyone have any idea if this word is linked in anyway to the word for drum?
It's possibly linked to the Urdu verb Dhulna/Dhulaanaa which means 'to lean towards, to be inclined'. Just a wild guess.
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