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Middle Persian[edit]


From Old Persian *gauθra- or *gavaθra-. Compare Kurdish guhar, Sanskrit गोत्र (gotra, species, lineage).


gwhl (gōhr, gōhar)

  1. substance, essence, nature
    • Wizīdagīhā ī Zādspram, chapter 3, line 28
      PWN 1000 ŠNT gwhl Y kwp BYN zmyk' YHBWNt YKOYMWNʾt
      pad hazār sāl gōhr ī kōf andar zamīg dād ēstād
      for a thousand years the substance of the mountains had been created in the earth.
  2. jewel
  3. stock, lineage

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