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गढ़

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit गड (gáḍa, fence, ditch, moat; anything designed to impede entry).

NounEdit

गढ़ (gaṛhm (Urdu spelling گڙهہ)

  1. fort
    गढ़ के चारों ओर गहरी खाई थी।
    There was a deep ditch around the fort.
  2. (fig.) stronghold
    यह मुहल्ला गुंडों का गढ़ है।
    This locality is a stronghold of the hoodlums.
    कलकत्ता और बंबई पूंजीपतियों के गढ़ हैं।
    Calcuta and Bombay are strongholds of the capitalists.

Usage notesEdit

The first meaning of गढ़ (gaṛh, fort) is now less common, but is preserved in the names of some cities (रायगढ़ (rāyagaṛh), शंकरगढ़ (śaṅkargaṛh), पिथौरागढ़ (pithaurāgaṛh), etc.)

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • गढ़ in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)