From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gángēs), from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā, literally “swift-goer”), from the verbal root गम् (gam, “to go”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem- (“to come”) (whence Latin veniō, Ancient Greek βαίνω (baínō), and English come).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡændʒiːz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡændʒiz/
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- A river in India and Bangladesh, sacred within Hinduism
- 1625, Samuel Purchas, Pvrchas His Pilgrimes, volume III, London, OCLC 219967499, page 340:
- That Riuer of Nanquin which I called (Yamſu or) Ianſu, the ſonne of the Sea, goeth Northward to Nanquin, and then returning ſomewhat Southward, runneth into the Sea with great force ; fortie myles from which it paſſeth by Nanquin. And that from hence to Pequin there might bee paſſage by Riuers, the Kings of China haue deriued a large Channell from this to another Riuer, called the Yellow Riuer, ſuch being the colour of that troubled water. This is the other famous Riuer of that Kingdome, in greatneſſe and note, which ariſesth without the Kingdome to the Weſt, out of the Hill Cunlun, conjectured * to bee the ſame whence Ganges ariſeth, or one neere to it.
- Ganga (in Indian English)
Ganges m (genitive Ganges)
- Ganges (river in India and Bangladesh)
- Ganges (the sacred river)