One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In Sri Lanka: a headman, a chief; a chief military officer. Now historical.
2Chiefly in forms Mudaliar, mudaliar. A relatively high-status Tamil caste of the Sudra class, traditionally the fourth of the main Hindu classes of India; a member of this caste.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies (1625–1693), translator. From Tamil mutaliyār, plural of mutali a chief from mutal best.
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