kathak

noun

ka·​thak
kəˈtäk
plural -s
: an intricate dance of northern India that includes passages of narrative pantomime compare bharata natya, kathakali, manipuri

Word History

Etymology

Bengali, professional storyteller, from Sanskrit kathaka, from kathayati he tells, narrates, from kathā talk, story, from kathā how; akin to Sanskrit ka who?

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“Kathak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kathak. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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