godown

[ goh-doun ]
/ goʊˈdaʊn /
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noun

(in India and other countries in Asia) a warehouse or other storage place.

Nearby words

  1. godling,
  2. godly,
  3. godmother,
  4. godolias,
  5. godolphin,
  6. godowsky,
  7. godoy,
  8. godoy alcayaga,
  9. godoy cruz,
  10. godparent

Origin of godown

1580–90; < Malay godong, perhaps < Telugu giḍ(ḍ)angi, Tamil kiṭanku, akin to kiṭa- to lie

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godown

/ (ˈɡəʊˌdaʊn) /

noun

(in East Asia and India) a warehouse

Word Origin for godown

C16: from Malay godong

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