A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.
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Other Word Forms of Ghat
Origin of Ghat
From Hindi घाट (ghāṭ, “pier”), from Sanskrit घट्ट (ghaṭṭa, “a landing place, steps on the side of a river leading to the waters”), probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu కట్ట (kaṭṭa, “dam, embankment”).
Hindi ghāt from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ probably of Dravidian origin Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu dam, embankment
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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