गो

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan gāuš, Persian گاو (gāv)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōws. Cognate with Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Latin bōs, Proto-Slavic *govędo (Serbo-Croatian govedo), Old Armenian կով (kov), English cow.

Noun[edit]

गो (gom, f

  1. an ox
  2. a cow
  3. (in the plural) cattle, kine, herd of cattle
  4. anything coming from or belonging to an ox or cow, milk (generally pl.), flesh, skin, hide, leather, strap of leather, bow-string, sinew
  5. (in the plural) "the herds of the sky", the stars
  6. (in the plural) rays of light
  7. the sign Taurus
  8. the sun
  9. the moon
  10. a kind of medicinal plant
  11. a singer, praiser
  12. "a goer", horse
  13. the sun's ray called Sushumṇa
  14. water
  15. an organ of sense
  16. the eye
  17. a billion
  18. the sky
  19. the thunderbolt
  20. the hairs of the body
  21. an offering in the shape of a cow
  22. a region of the sky
  23. the earth (as the milk-cow of kings)
  24. (hence) the number 'nine'
  25. speech, Sarasvatī (goddess of speech)
  26. voice, note

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 363