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Sanatan Sikhi The Vocabulary and Language of Nihangs

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  1. harbansj24

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    Re: Nihangs in History

    I do not how many of you know it. Nihangs do not purchase purchase tickets for travel in trains. Although there is no written rule, the railway authorities do not demand tickets from them.

    Nihangs also have a very charming and disarming vocabulary of their own.

    For eg. Tea is Dil Fookni (bellow for the heart)
    Milk is Samundar (sea)
    0ne is sava lakh (one lakh, twenty five thousand)
    Oneself is Fauj (army)

    etc etc
     
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    WoW!

    A thread on the Nihang vocabulary would be good all by itself. Another eye opener.
     
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    Re: Nihangs in History

    Wow! Thanks, faujasingh ji. A new thread is in order.

    Note: This information originally appeared in a thread "Nihangs in History" and a new thread was begun. :)
     
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    This is supercool. Now I have a question.

    What is the proper term to be used for a female nihang?

    :ice:
     
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    educated guess

    Male = Nihang Singh

    Female - Nihang Singhni (or Singhani)
     
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    But look at the word for corn. Basant Kaur. "Spring Princess" - How lovely!
     
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    But how about Gobind kaur for housefly ?!
     
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    harbhansj ji

    Where did you get the "housefly" because it is not on any of the lists? And I may be missing the joke, which I usually do. ;)
     
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    I picked it up as a kid from a Nihang who was trying to wave away a fly. He said " This Gobind Kaur is troubling me!"

    I broke out into kiddish laughter. The Nihang was not exactly amused.
     
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    That is something I will always remember. And now we can add it to the list ;)
     

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