गो

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɡoː/

Etymology 1[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit गो ().

Noun[edit]

गो (gom

  1. cow; ox
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English go, from the Japanese character (go), shorthand for Japanese 囲碁 (igo), adopted from the Chinese character 圍棋.

Proper noun[edit]

गो (gom

  1. (board games) Go

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Cognate with Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬊(gao), Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Latin bōs, Old English (whence English cow).

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Noun[edit]

गो (f or m

  1. a cow
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 6.28.1:
      गावो अग्मन्नुत भद्रमक्रन्त्सीदन्तु गोष्ठे रणयन्त्वस्मे ।
      प्रजावतीः पुरुरूपा इह स्युरिन्द्राय पूर्वीरुषसो दुहानाः ॥
      ā gāvo agmannuta bhadramakrantsīdantu goṣṭhe raṇayantvasme .
      prajāvatīḥ pururūpā iha syurindrāya pūrvīruṣaso duhānāḥ .
      The cows have come and brought good fortune: let them rest in the cow-pen and be happy near us.
      Here let them stay prolific, many-coloured, and yield their milk for Indra through many mornings.
  2. an ox
  3. (in the plural) cattle, kine, herd of cattle
  4. (usually in the plural) anything coming from or belonging to an ox or cow, milk, flesh, skin, hide, leather, strap of leather, bow-string, sinew
  5. (poetic, in the plural) "the herds of the sky", the stars
  6. the sign Taurus

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