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Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit गौर


गौर ‎(gaur) ‎(Urdu spelling گور)

  1. white
  2. pale
  3. fair

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit गौरी

Proper noun[edit]

गौर ‎(Gaurf ‎(Urdu spelling گور)

  1. Hindu goddess Parvati



गौर ‎(gaura)

  1. (in comp. or ifc. g. कडारादि) white, yellowish, reddish, pale red.
  2. shining, brilliant, clean, beautiful.


गौर ‎(gauram

  1. white, yellowish (the colour).
  2. gaur, a kind of buffalo (Bos gaurus, often classed with the गवय).
  3. white mustard (the seed of which is used as a weight, = 3 राज-सर्षपs).
  4. Grislea tomentosa (धव) L.
  5. a species of rice.
  6. the moon.
  7. (astronomy) the planet Jupiter.
  8. Name of the नाग शेष.
  9. Name of चैतन्य (compare -चन्द्र)
  10. Name of a योग teacher (son of शुक and पीवरी).
  11. (plural) Name of a family (compare °रात्रेय).


गौर ‎(gauran

  1. white mustard.
  2. Name of a potherb.
  3. saffron (compare कनक-).
  4. the filament of a lotus.
  5. gold.
  6. orpiment.
  7. = गौरिका.
  8. the earth.
  9. red chalk.
  10. a yellow pigment or dye (गो-रोचना, ‘orpiment’).
  11. turmeric (रजनी).
  12. Name of several other plants (प्रियंगु, मञ्जिष्ठा, श्वेत-दूर्वा, मल्लिका, तुलसी, सुवर्ण-कदली, आकाश-मांसी).
  13. Name of several metres (one of 4×12 syllables; another of 4×13 syllables; another of 4×26 long syllables)
  14. (music) a kind of measure.
  15. Name of a रागिणी.
  16. (Hinduism) ‘brilliant Goddess’, शिव's wife पार्वती.
  17. Name of वरुण's wife.
  18. Name of a विद्या-देवी.
  19. Name of शाक्य-मुनि's mother.
  20. Name of the wife of वि-रजस् and mother of सु-धामन्.
  21. Name of several other women.
  22. Name of several rivers (one originally the wife of प्रसेन-जित् or युवनाश्व, changed by his curse into the river बाहु-दा.); ([compare Lat. gilvus?])


  • Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899