What does mahout mean?

Definitions for mahoutməˈhaʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mahout(noun)

    the driver and keeper of an elephant


  1. mahout(Noun)

    an elephant driver and keeper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mahout(noun)

    the keeper and driver of an elephant

  2. Origin: [Hind. mahwat, Skr. mahmtra; mahat great + mtr measure.]


  1. Mahout

    A mahout is a person who rides an elephant. The word mahout comes from the Hindi words mahaut and mahavat, which eventually goes back to Sanskrit mahamatra. Usually, a mahout starts as a boy in the 'family profession' when he is assigned an elephant early in its life. They remain bonded to each other throughout their lives. The most common tools used by mahouts are chains and the Aṅkuśa –a sharp metal hook used in the training and handling of the elephant by stabbing the elephant in the head, and in areas like the mouth and inner ear, where the animal is most sensitive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mahout

    ma-hōōt′, n. the keeper and driver of an elephant. [Hind. mahāut, mahāwat.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mahout in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mahout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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