Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fief; a district held by a poligar.

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  • noun a district in India held in feudal tenure by a poligar

Etymologies

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Tamil paiyam, from Sanskrit playati "he guards"; probably akin to Sanskrit piparti "he brings over", rescues

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