What is another word for Sepoy?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛpɔ͡ɪ] (IPA)

Sepoy is a word that originated in the Indian subcontinent during the colonial era and referred to an Indian soldier serving in the British Army. The term "Sepoy" has synonyms such as "sowar," "misl," "laskar," "paltan," and "askari." These words are derived from different languages, reflecting different regions' cultural and linguistic diversity. "Sowar" is a term often used in North India and Pakistan that refers to a horse soldier. "Misl" and "laskar" are Punjabi and Urdu words that describe a military contingent led by a commander. "Paltan" and "askari" are Hindi and Arabic words for a troop or soldier, respectively. These synonyms highlight the rich cultural and linguistic history of the subcontinent and how it continues to influence language today.

What are the hypernyms for Sepoy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sepoy

Fort Emma stands on the opposite side of the river to the village, and is in charge of a Sepoy and four Malays.
"On the Equator"
Harry de Windt
And those guards could be taken in hand by some ground-fighter sergeant and given Sword-World weapons and tactical training; use them to train others; they'd need a Sepoy army of some sort.
"Space Viking"
Henry Beam Piper
It is too much for the Sepoy: he smiles and tramps off, and she holds her position undisturbed.
"By-Ways of Bombay"
S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.

Famous quotes with Sepoy

  • A French writer has paid the English a very well deserved compliment. He says that they never commit a useless crime. When they hire a man to assassinate an Irish patriot, when they blow a Sepoy from the mouth of a cannon, when they produce a famine in one of their dependencies, they have always an ulterior motive.
    Patrick Pearse

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