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Banaras

[buh-nahr-uh s]
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noun
  1. a former name of Varanasi.
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Examples from the Web for banaras

Historical Examples

  • The Raja approved entirely of p. 252this measure, and determined to end his days at Banaras, and thus to secure a place in heaven.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • He instantly departed by post, and was in the dominions of Nepal before any one suspected that he had left Banaras.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for banaras

Banaras

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Benares
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