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Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 153 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NAIK, or NAYAK, from a Sanskrit word meaning a leader, a title used in India in various senses. In the army it denotes a rank corresponding to that of corporal; and Hyder All of Mysore was proud of being called Haidar Naik, analogous to " le petit caporal " for Napoleon. It was also the title of the petty dynasties that arose in S. India on the downfall of the Hindu empire of Vijayanagar in the 16th century.
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NAHUM (Hebrew for " rich in comfort [is God] ")
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