गोपाल

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of गो (, cow, cattle, kine) + पाल (pāla, protector, guard).

Noun[edit]

गोपाल (gó-pālám

  1. cowherd
  2. "earth-protector", a king (and "cowherd")
  3. (= गोपति (gó-pati)) Krishna
  4. Shiva
  5. name of a demon causing fever
  6. name of Nāga
  7. name of a minister of king बिम्बिसार (bimbi-sāra)
  8. name of a king
  9. name of a general of king कीर्तिवर्मन् (kīrti-varman)
  10. name of a scholar
  11. =गोपालक (gó-pālaka)
  12. (in the plural) the inhabitants of that country

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 0365