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  • proper n. The seven sacred rivers in Indian mythology, often referred to in Rigveda and in Zend Avesta. They are often located in the Punjab region in northwestern India / northern Pakistan.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit सप्त सिंध (sapta sindhu, "seven rivers"), from सप्तन् (saptán, "seven") + सिन्धु (síndhu, "river, stream"). (Wiktionary)

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