Ghat meaning

gôt, gät
A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.
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(India) A descending path or stairway to a river; a ford or landing-place.

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In India,
  • A mountain pass.
  • A flight of steps leading down to a river landing for ritual bathers.
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(India) A mountain range.

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(India) A mountain pass.
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(India) A burning-ghat.
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Origin of ghat

  • Hindi ghāt from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ probably of Dravidian origin Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu dam, embankment
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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”).
    From Wiktionary