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