Sunday, 4 January 2009


Display of Antique Indian Weapons
Loot verb. Plunder
A word derived from the Hindi, lût, and that from Sanskrit lotra, for loptra, root lup, 'rob, plunder'. The word appears in Stockdale's Vocabulary, of 1788, as "Loot - plunder, pillage." It has thus long been a familiar item in the Anglo-Indian colloquial.

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