Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary


Budhunē khukurī (बुधुने खुकुरी) is the name of a variation of khukri with a short, broad blade. It is a term that appears in the Comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language of 1931.1

Budhume khukri

The fat-bellied budhunē khukri (bottom)
compared to a more conventionally proportioned khukri (top)


1. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner; A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931. The exact entry: "बुधुने budhune,adj. Squat, short (e.g. b˚ khukri a khukri with a short, broad blade);"


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