One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A round water pot, typically of polished brass.
cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vesselView synonyms
- ‘Because you see, that food washed down with those little steel ‘lotas’ of chai, does something marvellous to our innards and renders us fighting fit to face life's little colds, coughs, and other headaches.’
- ‘‘Narada,’ asks Vishnu, ‘where is the lota of water?’’
- ‘Kriti sat down cross-legged on a mat and gulped down a lota of milk.’
- ‘I can imagine us lugging lotas with one hand and balancing water bottles with the other.’
From Hindi loṭā.
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