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HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *gaḍhas. Cognate to Gujarati ગઢ (gaḍh), Bengali গঞ্জ (gôñj).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

गढ़ (gaṛhm (Urdu spelling گڑھ)

  1. fort
    गढ़ के चारों ओर गहरी खाई थी।
    gaṛh ke cārõ or gahrī khāī thī.
    There was a deep ditch around the fort.
    Synonyms: क़िला (qilā), दुर्ग (durg)
  2. (figuratively) stronghold
    यह मुहल्ला गुंडों का गढ़ है।
    yah muhallā guṇḍõ kā gaṛh hai.
    This locality is a stronghold of the hoodlums.
    कलकत्ता और मुंबई पूंजीपतियों के गढ़ हैं।
    kalkattā aur mumbaī pūñjīptiyõ ke gaṛh hain.
    Kolkata and Mumbai are strongholds of the capitalists.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of गढ़
singular plural
direct गढ़ (gaṛh) गढ़ (gaṛh)
oblique गढ़ (gaṛh) गढ़ों (gaṛhõ)
vocative गढ़ (gaṛh) गढ़ो (gaṛho)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “गढ़”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “gaḍha (3986)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press