Thakur (Bengali surname)
Thakur means God, Deity, Idol, Overlord, Lord, Leader or Master, a man deserving respect or reverence, an elder, a spiritual guide, a guru, priest, teacher, a Brahman or, a Brahman employed as a cook.
Thakur and thākura are the words derived from the Sanskrit word thakkura meaning "administrator" or jamindaar. Used as a term of respect meaning "chief", "lord", or "master". Also the name of a Kshatriya family in Bengal whose members have Anglicised their name Thakur. Thakur as a Bengali surname is derived from "Thakurmashai" or 'holy sir' for any Bengali Brahmins and also for someone of high spiritual esteem.
Thakur is also an Indian feudal and colonial title in Hindi.
- Thakar tribe, an Adivasi people in Maharashtra, India
- Thakar (caste)
- Thakore, a Rajput caste in Gujarat, India
- Thakur (Indian title)
- Page 915, Yule, Henry. Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases... London: J. Murray, 1903.
- Page 160, 253, 350 - Biswas, Sailendra. Samsada Bangala abhidhana. 7th ed. Calcutta, Sahitya Samsad, 2004. - Digital Dictionaries of South Asia..
- Retrieved on 2013-09-21 from Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit by Klaus Glashoff.
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