Etymology
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Volta

West African river, from 15c. Portuguese Rio da Volta, literally "river of return" (perhaps because it was where ships turned around and headed for home) or "river of bend," in reference to its course.

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Definitions of Volta

Volta (n.)
Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827);
Synonyms: Count Alessandro Volta / Conte Alessandro Volta / Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Volta (n.)
a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin;
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