Kathmandu

or Kat·man·du

[kaht-mahn-doo, kat-man-]
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noun

a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part.

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Historical Examples of katmandu

  • This fort commands the valley of Katmandu, and the Durbar therefore thought it advisable to treat as speedily as possible.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant

  • We passed through the suburbs of Katmandu by a road beautifully paved, in some places with brick, in others with granite.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant

  • There were at least four pagodas, painted in like way, and guarded in like manner, in the great square of Katmandu.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant

  • Time has mellowed their bright colours—if they were ever painted at all like those at Katmandu—into a sombre, quiet grey.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant

  • Katmandu, the capital of Nepaul, was built by the conquering Ghorkas, and is comparatively modern.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for katmandu

Katmandu

Kathmandu

noun

the capital of Nepal, in the east at the confluence of the Baghmati and Vishnumati Rivers. Pop: 814 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for katmandu

Kathmandu

Nepalese capital, from Nepalese Kathmandu, from kath "wooden" + mandu "temple."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper