I'm interested to know if anyone can recognize a few words I'm curious about. They're from a novel whose author frequently borrowed from real-world languages in developing the terminology used in his fictional universe. His preferred language-donor was Arabic, but he derived his peculiar vocabulary from a number of other sources as well. The words I'm interested in are:
I'm aware that Jandola is a Pakistani placename and may be a word of Urdu origin, so I'm interested in both the etymology of that toponym and in any nearly or fully homographic words that might exist in other languages. I've found a few words in Pashto dialectal dictionaries whose transliterations approach "wekht," and a location called "Gorwekht" in several books about early twentieth century Pakistan near the Afghan border - those books also attesting "Jandola." Does anybody recognize any of these words?
Omniglot is a great resource for information on world languages, and so equally, I thought, must the forums be. Thus I submit my question to you.