ghur·​ry | \ ˈgərē \
plural -es

Definition of ghurry

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

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History and Etymology for ghurry

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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