One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lead male role in dance or a romantic hero in drama.
- ‘A few of the bigger nayakas established almost independent rule in their respective territories from the later half of the 16th century.’
- ‘The city's history is interwoven with the political fortunes of the pallavas, cholas, nayakas & the British.’
- ‘The anukula nayaka identified by the post-Bharata authors seems to be ‘Priya’.’
From Sanskrit nāyaka, from nī- ‘to lead’.
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