chowk

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EtymologyEdit

From Hindi चौक ‎(cauk, plaza, square, courtyard), or Sanskrit origin, चतुष्क ‎(catuṣka, quadrangular courtyard, crossway).

NounEdit

chowk ‎(plural chowks)

  1. (India) An intersection where tracks or roads cross (often used in place names).
  2. (India) A marketplace or open area in a city or village.
    • 2015, Ranjita Biswas, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, Written in Tears, Harper Perennial 2015, p. 61:
      The all-important Jilmil bus was about to arrive at the chowk.
  3. A courtyard.

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VerbEdit

chowk ‎(third-person singular present chowks, present participle chowkin, past chowkeet, past participle chowkeet)

  1. (South Scots) to choke
    Deh chowk on eet!
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