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Patna

[puht-nuh, pat‐, puht-nah]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Bihar, in NE India, on the Ganges.
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Bihar

or Be·har

[bih-hahr]
noun
  1. a state in NE India. 38,301 sq. mi. (99,200 sq. km). Capital: Patna.
  2. a city in the central part of this state.
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Examples from the Web for patna

Historical Examples

  • I had a hard time of it too, along of that rotten old Patna racket.'

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • There were three weeks and five days' pay owing him as mate of the Patna.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • In Patna some have already begun to identify him with Vishnu.

  • In 1621 a college was founded in Agra, and a station established at Patna.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Bathurst stopped for a day at Patna to see Rujub and his daughter.


British Dictionary definitions for patna

Patna

noun
  1. a city in NE India, capital of Bihar state, on the River Ganges: founded in the 5th century bc; university (1917); centre of a rice-growing region. Pop: 1 376 950 (2001)
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Bihar

noun
  1. a state of NE India: consists of part of the Ganges plain; important for rice: lost the S to the new state of Jharkhand in 2000. Capital: Patna. Pop: 82 878 796 (2001). Area: 99 225 sq km (38 301 sq miles)
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