Ghats

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ghat

[gawt, got]
noun (in India)
1.
a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
2.
a mountain pass.
3.
a mountain range or escarpment.
Also, ghaut.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa

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

Ghats (ɡɔːts)
 
pl n
Eastern Ghats See Western Ghats

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