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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of north-central India at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges Rivers west of Varanasi. It was built on the site of an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city and is still a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

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  • proper noun A large city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Etymologies

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From Urdu اللہآباد (ilāhābād), from Persian الله‌آباد (Allâh-âbâd), from Arabic الله (allaah) + Persian آباد (âbâd)

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