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From Hindi, originally from Sanskrit स्थान (sthāna) "military outpost"

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thana (plural thanas)

  1. An Indian military outpost.
  2. (India) A police station, or a police jurisdiction.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Howli Thana’, Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 387:
      To this talk the dacoits agreed, and we had no trouble at the Thana, and could eat melons in peace, sitting upon our charpoys all day long.
    • 2015, Ranjita Biswas, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, Written in Tears, Harper Perennial 2015, p. 70:
      Accompanied by some other young men from the village, he made rounds of the police thana and military base to get a release order.

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thana

  1. accusative masculine singular of thē

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From Sanskrit स्तन (stana).

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thana m

  1. the breast of a woman