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From Sanskrit गो ().


गो (gom

  1. a cow; an ox


Proper noun[edit]

गो (gom

  1. (board games) Go



From Proto-Indo-Aryan *gā́wṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Cognate with Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬊 (gao), Persian گاو (gāv), Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Latin bōs, Serbo-Croatian govedo, Old Armenian կով (kov), Old English (whence English cow).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /ɡɐ́w/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ɡoː/
  • Noun[edit]

    गो (m, f

    1. a cow
    2. an ox
    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 BhP.
    15. an organ of sense BhP.
    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


    Masculine and feminine irregular declension of गो
    Nom. sg. गौः (gauḥ)
    Gen. sg. गोः (goḥ)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative गौः (gauḥ) गावौ (gāvau) गावः (gāvaḥ)
    Vocative गौः (gauḥ) गावौ (gāvau) गावः (gāvaḥ)
    Accusative गाम् (gām) गावौ (gāvau) गाः (gāḥ)
    Instrumental गवा (gavā) गोभ्याम् (gobhyām) गोभिः (gobhiḥ)
    Dative गवे (gave) गोभ्याम् (gobhyām) गोभ्यः (gobhyaḥ)
    Ablative गोः (goḥ) गोभ्याम् (gobhyām) गोभ्यः (gobhyaḥ)
    Genitive गोः (goḥ) गवोः (gavoḥ) गवाम् (gavām)
    Locative गवि (gavi) गवोः (gavoḥ) गोषु (goṣu)

    Derived terms[edit]



    • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 363