ghurry

noun

ghur·​ry
ˈgərē
plural -es
1
India : either of two periods of time:
a
: the 60th part of a day : 24 minutes
b
: hour
2
India
a
: timepiece
specifically : water clock
b
: a metal disk on which the hours are struck

Word History

Etymology

Hindi ghaṛī, from Sanskrit ghaṭikā water pot (used as a water clock), space of time, from ghaṭa pot, perhaps of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil kuṭam pot

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“Ghurry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghurry. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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