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Sep 20, 2013
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Words derived from goats

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with Anu Garg

chagal

PRONUNCIATION:
(CHAH-guhl)

MEANING:
noun: A bag, usually made of canvas or leather, used for carrying water.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Hindi chhagal, from Sanskrit chhagala (of a goat). Earliest documented use: 1909.

USAGE:
"The man was drinking thirstily from a chagal of water."
Tony Clunn; Quest for the Lost Roman Legions; Savas Beatie; 2005.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. -Sigmund Freud, neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (1856-1939)

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