घोर

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰowros (terrible, fearful).

Adjective[edit]

घोर (ghorá)

  1. venerable, awful, sublime (gods, the Aṅgiras, the Ṛishis)
  2. terrific, frightful, terrible, dreadful, violent, vehement (as pains, diseases, etc.)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

घोर (ghorám

  1. "the terrible", Śiva
  2. name of a cucurbitaceous plant
  3. awfulness, horror
  4. "horrible action", magic formulas or charms
  5. a kind of mythical weapon
  6. poison
  7. saffron

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0379
  • Manfred Mayrhofer (1986–2001) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen, in 3 vols, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, volume I, page 517f