tatsama (plural tatsamas)
- (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, 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).
a word borrowed from Sanskrit in an Indo-Aryan language