गढ़

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

गढ़ (gaṛhmUrdu 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 notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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