Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Discusses the Many Meanings that the Word ‘Shroff’ Carries and Their Origins

27 March 2017 (Monday)

17 March 2017 (Friday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, explores how the word ‘shroff’ has narrowed its scope of meaning with a rich history spanning several centuries in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

“Money changer, silver expert, customs officer, court money collector, cashier’s office – a word originally borrowed by English from India, which coined it from Arabic, has meant different things down the years.”

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Source: SCMP