Definitions

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  • n. an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt.

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  • n. an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term numdah or numnah, which is applied to felt saddle-cloths, is derived from a Hindustani word that signifies

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • La vidéo ci-après montre Sameer Mishra, âgée de 13 ans, qui épelle correctement le mot numnah, autre mot pour numdah, qui désigne un feutre grossier, et une selle de cheval ou un tapis brodé fabriqué dans cette matière.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • In all large Persian towns there is a numerous class of 'roughs' known as the _kullah-numdah_ (felt-caps; they wear a brown hard-felt low hat without a brim), excitable and reckless, and always ready for disturbance.

    Persia Revisited

  • As a substitute for a panel, Messrs. Champion and Wilton have devised a numdah lined with spongio-piline and covered with linen, to be used with

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • Although the fitting of the saddle should as far as practicable be limited to the adjustment of the shape of the tree and to regulating the amount of stuffing in the panel; the use of a numdah with a saddle which does not fit the horse or which is not sufficiently stuffed, is often a valuable makeshift when necessity gives no other choice.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • A stout numdah of this kind can be used with a high withered animal, and a thin one with a horse which has thick withers.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • The chief advantage of this numdah is that a saddle which is provided with two or more of them, can always present a dry bearing surface to the horse's back.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • Other examples of the same phenomenon include: chokey ` customs station 'and chowk ` marketplace,' from cauki ` marketplace '; mulmul (see above) and mull ` soft thin muslin,' from malmal (see above); pandit ` scholar; man held in high respect 'and pundit ` very learned; authoritative commentator,' from pandit ` wise, learned '; and numdah ` thick felt rug' and numnah

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 1

  • The following videoclip shows 13-year old Sameer Mishra correctly spelling the word numnah, which is another word for numdah and means coarse felt, a horse’s saddle pad made from this or an embroidered rug made from this.

    Archive 2010-06-01

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