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Commonly used word "Toofan? is originaly from which language

1. French
2. Arabic
3. Chinese
4. Persian ?

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Asked by Gaurav vyas, 27 Jul '10 01:17 pm
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Tiphon "violent storm, whirlwind, tornado," 1550s, from Gk. typhon "whirlwind," personified as a giant, father of the winds, perhaps from typhein "to smoke" (cf. typhus). The meaning "cyclone, violent hurricane of India or the China Seas" (1580s) is first recorded in T. Hickock's translation of an account in Italian of a voyage to the East Indies by Caesar Frederick, a merchant of Venice:
concerning which Touffon ye are to vnderstand, that in the East Indies often times, there are not stormes as in other countreys; but euery 10. or 12. yeeres there are such tempests and stormes, that it is a thing incredible, but to those that haue seene it, neither do they know certainly what yeere they wil come. ["The voyage and trauell of M. Caesar Fredericke, Marchant of Venice, into the East India, and beyond the Indies"]
This sense of the word, in reference to titanic storms in the East Indies, first appears in Europe in Portuguese in the mid-16th century. It aparently is from tufan, a word i ...more
Answered by sumita ganguly, 27 Jul '10 01:16 pm

 
  
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French or Urdu
Answered by yusuf syed, 27 Jul '10 01:34 pm

 
  
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Actually the word is Tiphon which is laterly known as tufaan-it is french
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 27 Jul '10 01:17 pm

 
  
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Farsi (persian)
Answered by Gernal Singh, 27 Jul '10 01:13 pm

 
  
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Persian
Answered by mohd basheer, 27 Jul '10 01:13 pm

 
  
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Arabic
Answered by Chetan, 27 Jul '10 01:09 pm

 
  
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