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Borrowed from Sanskrit तत्सम (tatsama).

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tatsama (plural tatsamas)

  1. (lexicography) A Sanskrit loanword used in a modern Indo-Aryan language.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 298:
      However, beyond lexis, the Macmillan range includes other adaptations, such as IPA encoding which reflects Indian English pronunciation, and etymologies that distinguish between "tatsama" and "tadbhava" terms, based on McGregor (1992).

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