wat etymology

English word wat comes from Sanskrit वाट

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Detailed word origin of wat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
वाट Sanskrit (san) A species of bird. District. Enclosure, (either) a fence, wall, (or) a piece of enclosed ground, garden, park, plantation. Groin. Road. The site of a house.
วัด Thai (tha) To swing (a thread, string, arm, etc). To compare; to measure. Religious compound; monastery; place of worship; temple.
wat English (eng) A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.