singh

Singh.

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Singh (sɪŋ)
 
n
a title assumed by a Sikh when he becomes a full member of the community
 
[from Hindi, from Sanskrit sinhá a lion]

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Singh
common surname and middle name in North India, later (1699) adopted by Sikhs as a title after their initiation ceremony, also a surname adopted by male Sikhs; 1623 in Eng., from Hind. Singh, from Skt. simhah "lion."
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