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wat

[waht] /wɑt/
noun
1.
a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure
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wat

/wɑːt/
noun
1.
a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple
Word Origin
Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure
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n.

Thai Buddhist temple, said to be from Sanskrit vata "enclosure, grove."

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