Kon: लौतोलिम lautolim

‘Sedge Grass Lake’ – Village

From Kon: lovo/loyo, ‘sedge grass’; and Kon: tollem, ‘lake’, ‘pond’.

Sedge is a relative of grass but has a triangular stem and and spiral display,  rather than a cyndrical stem with alternately arranged leaves.

Another suggestion is that name comes from Mar: lōṭa m. [Skt: loṭana] ‘(strong) current’; ‘moving water’; and  Kan: halli/vallioli, ‘village’. 

Loutolim is on the banks of the Zuari, a 92 km tidal river which floods annually.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Goa place names


Loutolim Lake   Ryan Mascarenhas