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or ghaut

[gawt, got]
noun (in India)
  1. a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
  2. a mountain pass.
  3. a mountain range or escarpment.
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Origin of ghat

1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa
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Historical Examples

  • One had originally come from Ghedames, one from Ghat and one from Fezzan.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917


  • Hundreds bathed at the ghat while I watched them and no trouble ensued.

    The Critic in the Orient

    George Hamlin Fitch

  • If you die at home and do not die when you come to the ghat to be burned you come here.

  • Ghat, well situated in the centre of an oasis, was next reached.

  • The Ghat was open to the sky, so that the ventilation was all that could be obtained.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou

British Dictionary definitions for ghat


noun (in India)
  1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
  2. a mountain pass or mountain range
  3. a place of cremation
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Word Origin

C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta
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Word Origin and History for ghat


also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.

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