PUCKEROW to PULICAT
PUCKEROW, v. This is properly the imperative of the Hind. verb pakrana, to cause to be seized, pakrao, cause him to be seized; or perhaps more correctly of a compound verb pakarao, seize and come, or in our idiom, Go and seize. But puckerow belongs essentially to the dialect of the European soldier, and in that becomes of itself a verb to puckerow, i.e. to lay hold of (generally of a recalcitrant native). The conversion of the Hind. imperative into an Anglo-Indian verb infinitive, is not uncommon; compare bunow, dumbcow, gubbrow, lugow, &c.
1866.Fanny, I am cutcha no longer. Surely you will allow a lover who is pucka to puckero!Trevelyan, The Dawk Bungalow, 390.
PUDIPATAN, n.p. The name of a very old seaport of Malabar, which has now ceased to have a place in
the Maps. It lay between Cannanore and Calicut, and must have been near the Waddakaré of K. Johnstons
Royal Atlas. [It appears in the map in Logans Malabar as Putuppatanam or Putappanam.] The name
is Tamil, Pudupattana, New City. Compare true form of Pondicherry. c. 545.The most notable
places of trade are these
and then five marts of Malé from which pepper is exported, to wit, Parti, Mangaruth
(see MANGALORE) Salopatana, Nalopatana, Pudopatana.
Cosmas Indicopleustes, Bk. xi. (see
in Cathay, &c. p. clxxviii.).
[1831. sanguine we were sometimes on the report of a bura pug from the shikaree.Orient. Sport. Mag. reprint 1873, ii. 178.
PUGGRY, PUGGERIE, s. Hind. pagri, a turban. The term being often used in colloquial for a scarf of cotton or silk wound round the hat in turban-form, to protect the head from the sun, both the thing and name have of late years made their way to England, and may be seen in London shop-windows.
c. 1200.Prithirâja wore a pagari ornamented with jewels, with a splendid toro. In his ears he wore pearls; on his neck a pearl necklace.Chand Bardai E.T. by Beames, Ind. Ant. i. 282.
PUGGY, s. Hind. pagi (not in Shakespears Dict., nor in Platts), from pag (see PUG), the foot. A professional tracker; the name of a caste, or rather an occupation, whose business is to track thieves by footmarks and the like. On the system, see Burton, Sind Revisited, i. 180 seqq.
[1824.There are in some of the districts of Central India (as in Guzerat) puggees, who have small fees on the village, and whose business it is to trace thieves by the print of their feet.Malcolm, Central India, 2nd ed. ii. 19.]
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