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Annapurna (ən-nəpŏŏr´nə), massif of the Himalayas, N central Nepal, forming a ridge 35 mi (56 km) long, including two of the highest peaks in the world, Annapurna I (26,502 ft/8,078 m) in the west and Annapurna II (26,041 ft/7,938 m) in the east. The summit of Annapurna I was first reached in 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog.

See study of Herzog's ascent by D. Roberts (2000).

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Annapurna a ridge of the Himalayas, in north central Nepal, the highest peak of which rises to 8,078 m (26,503 ft); it is named for an aspect of the goddess Parvati, and may be referred to as the type of an almost unconquerable height.

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Annapurna Mountain massif in the Himalayas, n central Nepal, notoriously dangerous to climbers. It has two of the world's highest peaks: Annapurna 1 in the w rises to 8078m (26,504ft); Annapurna 2 in the e rises to 7937m (26,041ft).

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Annapurna (Skt., ‘one who gives nourishment’). Household Goddess for Hindus, who guarantees to her worshippers that food will not fail.

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AnnapurnaAnnapurna, burner, discerner, earner, learner, Myrna, Smyrna, spurner, taverna, turner, Verner, Werner, yearner •woodturner

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