kathak

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Etymology[edit]

  • from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story

Noun[edit]

kathak (uncountable)

  1. One of the 8 classical dance forms of India.
    • 2001 September 28, Kelly Kleiman, “Fight From the Inside”, Chicago Reader:
      But the differences go beyond this: as the narrator explained, kathak grew up in the royal courts while bharatanatyam emerged from the temples.