Ganges

Ganges

[gan-jeez]
noun
a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long.

Gangetic [gan-jet-ik] , adjective
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Ganges (ˈɡændʒiːz)
 
n
Hindi name: Ganga the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles)

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Ganges
from Skt. ganga "current, river."
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