Proper Noun


  • Borrowed from Latin Indus, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός, from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁, from Proto-Iranian *hínduš (compare Avestan 𐬵𐬌𐬧𐬛𐬎), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš or borrowed from Sanskrit सिन्धु (whence Sindh).
  • Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin Indus, commemorating American Indians.
  • A clipping of industry

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