CONFIRMED to CONICOPOLY
CONFIRMED, p. Applied to an officer whose hold of an appointment is made permanent. In the Bengal Presidency the popular term is pucka; (q.v.); (also see CUTCHA).
[1805.It appears not unlikely that the Government and the Company may confirm Sir G. Barlow in the station to which he has succeeded. In L. of Colebrooke, 223.]
Cholm. The young heathen!
CONGEE, s. In use all over India for the water in which rice has been boiled. The article being used
as one of invalid diet, the word is sometimes applied to such slops generally. Congee also forms the
usual starch of Indian washermen. [A conjee-cap was a sort of starched night-cap, and Mr. Draper, the
husband of Sternes Eliza, had it put on by Mrs. Drapers rival when he took his afternoon nap. (Douglas,
Glimpses of Old Bombay, pp. 86, 201.)] It is from the Tamil kanji, boilings. Congee is known to
Horace, though reckoned, it would seem, so costly a remedy that the miser patient would as lief die as
be plundered to the extent implied in its use:
Hunc medicus multum celer atque fidelis
c. A.D. 70. (Indi) maxime quidem oryza gaudent, ex qua tisanam conficiunt quam reliqui mortales ex hordeo.Pliny, xviii. § 13.
1835.All men confined for drunkenness should, if possible, be confined by themselves in the Congee- House, till sober.G. O., quoted in Mawsons Records of the Indian Command of Sir C. Napier, 101 note.
CONGEVERAM, n.p. An ancient and holy city of S. India, 46 m. S.W. of Madras. It is called Kachchi
in Tamil literature, and Kachchipuram is probably represented by the modern name. [The Madras Gloss.
gives the indigenous name as Cutchy (Kachchi), meaning the heart-leaved moon-seed plant, tinospera
cordifolia, from which the Skt. name Kanchipura, shining city, is corrupted.] c. 1030.See Kanchi in
Al-Biruni, under MALABAR.
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