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ghat

also ghaut  (gôt, gät)
n.
A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.

[Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu, dam, embankment.]

ghat

(ɡɔːt)
(in India) n
1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain pass or mountain range
3. (Hinduism) a place of cremation
[C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta]

ghat

(gɔt, gɒt)

n. (in India)
a wide set of steps descending to a river, esp. a river used for bathing.
[1595–1605; < Hindi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the waterghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Translations

ghat

n (Indian)
(= mountain pass)Gebirgspass m
(at river) → Lande- und Badeplatz mmit Ufertreppe; burning ghatTotenverbrennungsplatz man einer Ufertreppe
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