Definition of Qanat

1. Noun. An underground conduit, between vertical shafts, that leads water from the interior of a hill to villages in the valley ¹



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Definition of Qanat

1. a system of underground tunnels and wells in the Middle East [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Qanat

qaganate
qaganates
qagans
qaghan
qaghanate
qaghanates
qaghans
qaid
qaids
qaimaqam
qaimaqams
qalamdan
qalamdans
qalandar
qalandars
qanat (current term)
qanats
qandilite
qanon
qanons
qantar
qantars
qanun
qanuns
qasida
qasidas
qat
qats
qawwal
qawwali

Literary usage of Qanat

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1. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"The qanat: A means of water provision from ... From qanat to knn: Traditional irrigation terminology and practices in Central Iran. Iran 20: 145-159. ..."

2. Six Months in Persia by Edward Stack (1882)
"... and proposed to send thither and draw from its qanat; but on inquiry it appeared that the fort was tenantless, and that the qanat discharged into a dam ..."

3. Narrative of a Journey Round the Dead Sea and in the Bible Lands in 1850 and by Louis Félicien J. Caignart de Saulcy, Edouard de Warren (1853)
"I have already spoken of this aqueduct that passes along the side of the road to Bethlehem, near Rachel's tomb, and is called by the Christian Arabs, qanat- ..."

4. Six Months in Persia by Edward Stack (1882)
"Deh Ali is more fortunate in having a qanat, fed from a mountain twelve miles distant, on whose side can be seen the village of ..."

5. The Bāz-nāma-yi Nāsirī: A Persian Treatise on Falconry by Husām al-Daulah Timūr ibn Husain ʻAlī, Mīrzā, Douglas Craven Phillott (1908)
"1 Bash-qanat dadan: hash, T., "head," and qanat, T., " wing." This consists in holding a live bagged bird in the hand and getting the hawk to " bind " to it ..."

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