Number of realizations

1

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

potato

Realization
Type Borrowing
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme 1 āluka
Lexeme 2 ālū
Meaning 1 Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Direction
Meaning 2 potato
Reference Beskrovnyj 1959
Related Languages
Comment It came to refer to the potato in Hindi after the importation of potatoes to South Asia from the Americas by Europeans, displacing cultivation of the similar elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Also Bengali alu, Burmese alu, Sinhalese ala, Punjabi ālū, Rohingya alu, aalu, Pashto alu, Oriya aḷu.