qanat

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian قنات(qanât), from Arabic قَنَاة(qanāh).

Noun[edit]

qanat (plural qanats)

  1. An underground conduit, between vertical shafts, that leads water from the interior of a hill to villages in the valley
    • 1981, Richard Edward Chapman, Geology and Water: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Geologists, page 112:
      Shafts are dug to the required level along the planned route of the qanat, every 300 m or so [] .
    • 1988, Keith Stanley McLachlan, The Neglected Garden: The Politics and Ecology of Agriculture in Iran:
      Elsewhere over large areas of the plateau and the foothill regions, the qanat irrigation cultures were weakened considerably.
    • 2019, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabs, Yale University Press, p. 127:
      Its gardens are watered by rivers that invariably flow underground, like the subterranean qanats developed by the Persians.

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References[edit]

  • For a schematic of a qanat, refer to Geology and Water: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Geologists, by Richard Edward Chapman, 1981, page 112.

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qanat

  1. wing