Go: 31 definitions


Go means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Go (गो) falls under the category of domesticated animals (grāmya-paśu) according to the Vāyu Purāṇa.

go—thew cow, the bull, etc.—This species had its birth from the belly of the Creator and is included in the list of domesticated animals. the cow symbolizes the gāyatrī metre. The cow that dropped from Maheśvara’s mouth when Brahmā was engaged in meditation, was none else than the gāyatrī. Prakṛti (or ‘matter’) too is called the cow. Flying of the Earth in the form of a cow in the incident of the “milching of the earth” by Pṛthu is a good instance of symbolism.

The cow figures considerably in ritual. Gift of cows in sacrifices is a highly commended act. The cow is included in the list of animals useful in sacrifices. In the description of the end of the Kali age we find a reference indicating that the slaughter of cows is a sin. Again, in the same connection we are told that the number of cows “will be diminishing”. But a different state of facts is reflected in the material that is available on non-vegetarian diet.

We have a solitary reference connecting Vāsudeva Kṛṣṇa with the cows. He is said to have been brought up amongst the cows and in the chapter purporting to glorify the god Biṣṇu we find the sages asking Sūta, “How is it that the god who protects the whole world lived amongst the cows and protected them?” We find cows serving also as means of exchange and gavyūti is a unit of measurement of distance.

The bull figures in the Purāṇa mostly as a vehicle of Śiva who is also mentioned as vṛṣabha-dhvaja.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Go (गो).—(gau) A wife of sage Pulastya. Vaiśravaṇa was born of her. The son left his father and went to Brahmā. (Śloka 12, Chapter 274, Vana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Go (गो).—The wife of Brahmadatta and mother of Viṣvaksena.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 25.

1b) Created from the belly and sides of the Lord; considered a part of Hari's body. As they supplied milk for havis, Kaṃsā resolved to kill them. Nanda gave them as gifts to Brāhmaṇas during Kṛṣṇa's jātakarmā.1 In their stalls and in places cleaned by their dung śrāddha can be performed. Objects of worship.2 Gorakṣa introduced by Pṛthu;3 their guru was the sun.4 born of Surabhi, Vṛṣabha their lord; dharmas pertaining to;5 their stall (goṣṭha) as fit for śrāddha offering;6 their horn used for washing images, esp. of Śiva.7

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 4. 39-41; 5. 3; Matsya-purāṇa 13. 58; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 48.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 128-130; 28. 11, 57 and 60; IV. 6. 38 and 46; 40. 116.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 198.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 14; 10. 26.
  • 5) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 44; 8. 8; 48. 52; 52. 18.
  • 6) Ib. 15. 33; 16. 22; 17. 11; 83. 10.
  • 7) Ib. 56. 6; 60. 33.

1c) Sūrya; see Gā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 14.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Go (गो) refers to one of the various kinds of articles used for donation, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the tenth chapter contains the praise and classification of donations. It narrates the characteristics of proper recipients and the results of giving different kinds of articles like Bhūmi, Vidyā, Anna, Jala, Tila, Vāsa, Dīpa, Yāna, Śayyā, Dhānya, Aśva, Śāka, Indhana, Chatra, Auṣadha, Go, etc.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Go (गो) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “cow”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Go is part of the sub-group named prasaha, refering to animals “who take their food by snatching”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

The meat of the cow (go) is useful in absolute vāta, chronic rhinitis, intermittent fevers, dry cough, fatigue, excessive agni and wasting of muscles.

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Go (गो)—Sanskrit word for the animal “ox”. This animal is from the group called Grāmya (‘domestic animals’). Grāmya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Go (गो) refers to “cow”, and is mentioned in verse 2.23 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Go (“cow”) has been replaced by dge-sloṅ (Sanskrit: bhikṣu) (“monk”), because cow worship is not practised in Tibet. For material changes like this see Introduction § 27.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Go (गो).—Description of a women of cow (go) type;—A woman who has large, plump and high hips, thin shanks, short hands and feet, is kind to friends, firm in her efforts, favourable to children, engaged in worshipping ancestors and gods, always clean, respectful to superiors, faithful, and patient in her sufferings, is said to have the nature of a cow (go).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Go (गो) or Dhenu refers to the animal “Cow” (Bos tauras).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Go] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

1) Go (गो) refers to a “cow”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. [...] It also treats of the prediction of events from the flight of the kañjana and from the appearance of various abnormal phenomena, of expiatory ceremonies; of miscellaneous planetary phenomena; of ghṛta-kambala; of the royal sword; of paṭa; of the features of a house cock, a cow [i.e., kūrma], a sheep, a horse, an elephant, a man and a woman. It also treats of the treatment of women; of moles in the body; of injuries to shoes and clothes; of hairy fans; of walking sticks: of beds and seats; of lamplight; of tooth brush and the like”.

2) Go (गो) or Govīthi refers to one the nine divisions of the ecliptic, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9).—Accordingly, “The ecliptic is divided into nine divisions known as Vīthis (paths), According to some each division consists of three constellations beginning from Aśvini. [...] According to others the Airāvata Vīthi consists of the three constellations from Aśvini Revatī, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada; [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Go (गो) refers to a “cow”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[Once the rosary has been thus prepared, he becomes] ready for siddhis and power. Dangerous creatures do not harm one who has [first] accomplished an observance [that qualifies one] for [using] Spells: he should begin an observance by means of recitation. The one engaged in observance should practise the False Observance [by wandering about proclaiming]: ‘I have committed bad deeds: I have killed a cow (go), mother, father, brother, a guest, friend, Brahmin! [...]’”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Go (गो) refers to a “cow”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If rams or sheep [step over a cord], there is the bone of a cow (go-asthi) [beneath the site]. If cows (go) [step over a cord], [the officiant] should prognosticate bones of a horse [beneath the site]. If a horse steps over [a cord], [the officiant] should prognosticate an extraneous thing related to a buffalo[, i.e. the bone of a buffalo beneath the ground. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

1) Go (गो) represents the number 1 (one) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 1—go] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

2) Go (गो) also refers to the number 9 (nine) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā).

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Go (गो) refers to the “rays of light” (of the sun), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] By means of an absorption for half a day, the light of his own self shines. Just like the sun shines forth with its [own] rays of light (go) [gobhiḥ], the Yogin shines forth [and illuminates] the world. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Go (गो, “cow”) represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. People who, in their former lives, have trussed them up, whipped them or been guilty of crimes of this kind, assume the animal form of an elephant (haja), a horse (aśva), a cow (go), a sheep (eḍaka) or a deer (mṛga).

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Go (गो) refers to the “cattle”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [when the Bhagavān reached the vicinity of the residence of Vaiśravaṇa], “[...] All people, women, men, boys and girls, cattle (go), horses, mares, buffaloes, elephants, camels, donkeys and so on became delighted by comfort. That lotus lake had an expansion of two yojanas and [a depth of] a fathom all around in the four directions. [...]”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Go (गो) refers to a “cow”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] If a cow comes (gogaur āgatya) and drops dung, then there is the same amount of gold as the [dung beneath the site]. Alternatively, if a young girl [comes and] urinates, then there must be the same amount of silver as [the urine beneath the site]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Go.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘one’; rarely used in the sense of ‘nine’ (cf. graha). Cf. a-paramparā-go-balivarda (IE 8-5); a cow. See balī- varda. Note: go is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Go in Ghana is the name of a plant defined with Panicum maximum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hylebates chlorochloe (K. Schum.) Napper (among others).

2) Go in Ivory Coast is also identified with Ceiba pentandra It has the synonym Eriodendron anfractuosum var. africanum DC. (etc.).

3) Go is also identified with Zea mays It has the synonym Zea mays var. subnigroviolacea Yarchuk (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1891)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1930)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1988)
· A Manual of Botany for the Northern States (1818)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1897)
· Eclogae Graminum Rariorum (1814)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gō (गो).—ind A bridged from agō, to which turn.

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gō (गो).—S (gau) Used in comp. in the sense of Cow, as per examples subjoined.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gō (गो).—A cow. ind See agō.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Go (गो).—m. f. (Nom. gauḥ) [गच्छत्यनेन, गम् करणे डो (gacchatyanena, gam karaṇe ḍo) Tv.]

1) Cattle, kine (pl.)

2) Anything coming from a cow; such as milk, flesh, leather &c.

3) The stars; वि रश्मिभिः ससृजे सूर्यो गाः (vi raśmibhiḥ sasṛje sūryo gāḥ) Ṛgveda 7.36.1.

4) The sky.

5) The thunderbolt of Indra; Kirātārjunīya 8.1.

6) A ray of light; नान्यस्तप्ता विद्यते गोषु देव (nānyastaptā vidyate goṣu deva) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.232.11; बालोऽयं गिरिशिखरेषु चारयन् गाः त्रैलोक्यं तिमिरभरेण दुष्टमेतत् (bālo'yaṃ giriśikhareṣu cārayan gāḥ trailokyaṃ timirabhareṇa duṣṭametat) (raviḥ nairmalyaṃ nayati) ()| Rām. Ch. 7.6.

7) A diamond.

8) Heaven.

9) An arrow. -f.

1) A cow; जुगोप गोरूपधरामिवोर्वीम् (jugopa gorūpadharāmivorvīm) R.2.3; क्षीरिण्यः सन्तु गावः (kṣīriṇyaḥ santu gāvaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.6.

2) The earth; दुदोह गां स यज्ञाय (dudoha gāṃ sa yajñāya) R.1.26; गामात्तसारां रघुरप्यवेक्ष्य (gāmāttasārāṃ raghurapyavekṣya) 5.26;11.36; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 15.13; सेकोऽ- नुगृह्णातु गाम् (seko'- nugṛhṇātu gām) Mu.3.2; Meghadūta 3; cf. also the quotation for (

6) ).

3) Speech, words; कुलानि समुपेतानि गोभिः पुरुषतोऽ- र्थतः (kulāni samupetāni gobhiḥ puruṣato'- rthataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.28; रघोरुदारामपि गां निशम्य (raghorudārāmapi gāṃ niśamya) R.5.12;2.59; Kirātārjunīya 4.2.

4) The goddess of speech, Sarasvatī.

5) A mother.

6) A quarter of the compass.

7) Water; सायं भेजे दिशं पश्चाद्गविष्ठो गां गतस्तदा (sāyaṃ bheje diśaṃ paścādgaviṣṭho gāṃ gatastadā) Bhāgavata 1.1.36; also pl.; Bhāgavata 11.7.5.

8) The eye; गोकर्णा सुमुखी कृतेन इषुणा गोपुत्रसंप्रेषिता (gokarṇā sumukhī kṛtena iṣuṇā goputrasaṃpreṣitā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.9.42.

9) A region of the sky. -m. A bull, an ox; असंजातकिणस्कन्धः सुखं स्वपिति गौर्गडिः (asaṃjātakiṇaskandhaḥ sukhaṃ svapiti gaurgaḍiḥ) K. P.1; Manusmṛti 4.72; cf. चरद्गव (caradgava).

2) The hair of the body.

3) An organ of sense; अदान्तगोभिर्विशतां तमिस्रं पुनः पुनश्चर्वितचर्वणानाम् (adāntagobhirviśatāṃ tamisraṃ punaḥ punaścarvitacarvaṇānām) Bhāg..7.5.3.

4) The sign Taurus of the zodiac; Bṛ. S.49.

5) The sun.

6) The number 'nine' (in math.).

7) The moon.

8) A singer.

9) A billion.

1) A cow-sacrifice

11) A house; cf. गौर्वज्रं गौः प्रभा भूमिर्वाणी तोयं त्रिविष्टपम् । धेनुर्बस्तो वृषो दिग्गौर्नेत्रं लज्जा गुरू रमा ॥ इन्द्रियं श्रीरुमा (gaurvajraṃ gauḥ prabhā bhūmirvāṇī toyaṃ triviṣṭapam | dhenurbasto vṛṣo diggaurnetraṃ lajjā gurū ramā || indriyaṃ śrīrumā) ... Enm.

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Go (गो).—1 P. To smear, clean with cowdung. L. D. B.

Derivable forms: gom (गोम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Go (गो).—m.

(-gauḥ) 1. Heaven, Swarga or paradise. 2. A bull. 3. A ray of light. 4. The thunderbolt. 5. The moon. 6. The sun. 7. A kind of sacrifice, the sacrifice of a cow. 8. The moment of the sun’s entering Taurus. mn (-gauḥ-gu) 1. The hair of the body. 2. Water: (in the last sense some confine it to the mas. plu. gāvaḥ and according to others, it is neuter in several other senses.) f.

(-gauḥ) 1. A cow. 2. The eye. 3. An arrow. 4. quarter, as the east, west, &c. 5. Speech; also identified with the goddess of speech. Saraswati. 6. The earth. 7. A mother. E. gam to go, and karaṇe ḍo Unadi aff. gacchati anena .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Go (गो).—I. m. 1. A bull; f. A cow, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 141; pl. Bulls and cows, cattle, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 72. 2. m. pl. Rays of light, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 1. Ii. f. The earth, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 41, 18. Iii. m. and f. Water, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 10, 36. Iv. f. Speech, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 12. V. The deity of speech, Mahābhārata 5, 4149. Vi. m. The name of a Ṛṣi, Mahābhārata 2, 381. Vii. f. A proper name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 21, 25.

— Cf. [Latin] bos, ceva; Ohg. kô; As. cū; probably also [Gothic.] gavi, gauja.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Go (गो).—[masculine] bull, ox, ox-hide, leather, sinew; [plural] cattle, herds, the stars or rays of light (as the herds of the sky); pieces of flesh, cow-milk (also sgl.). —[feminine] cow, the earth (as the milch cow of kings); speech and Sarasvati, the goddess of speech.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Go (गो):—gaus ([accusative] gām [instrumental case] gavā [dative case] gave, [genitive case] [ablative] gos [locative case] gavi; [dual number] gāvā [Ved.], gāvau; [plural] [nominative case] gāvas [accusative] gās [rarely gāvas, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa iii; Taittirīya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata iv, 1506; Rāmāyaṇa ii]] [instrumental case] gobhis [dative case] [ablative] gobhyas, [genitive case] gavām [once at the end of a Pāda, [Ṛg-veda iv, 1, 19]] and [in, [Ṛg-veda] at the end of Pādas only cf. [Pāṇini 7-1, 57]] gonām [locative case] goṣu) m. an ox f. a cow, ([plural]) cattle, kine, herd of cattle, [Ṛg-veda] etc. (in [compound] before vowels cf. [Pāṇini 6-1, 122 ff.] gav, gava, qq.vv.; cf. also gavām, gavi, gāṃ ss.vv.; gavāṃ vrata Name of a Sāman; gavāṃ tīrtha See go t; goṣu-√gam, to set out for a battle [to conquer cows] [Ṛg-veda ii, 25, 4; v, 45, 9; viii, 71, 5])

2) ‘anything coming from or belonging to an ox or cow’, milk (generally [plural]), flesh (only [plural] [Ṛg-veda x, 16, 7]; ‘fat’ [Grassmann]), skin, hide, leather, strap of leather, bow-string, sinew ([Ṛg-veda x, 27, 22; Atharva-veda i, 2, 3]), [Ṛg-veda]

3) = go-ṣṭoma (q.v.), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa iv, 15; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii] (See also go-āyus)

4) ([plural]) ‘the herds of the sky’, the stars, [Ṛg-veda i, 154, 6 and vii, 36, 1]

5) (m. [also f., [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]]) rays of light (regarded as the herds of the sky, for which Indra fights with Vṛtra), [Mahābhārata i, iii; Harivaṃśa 2943; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) m. the sign Taurus, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xl f.; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka; Laghujātaka, by Varāha-mihira]

7) the sun (cf. -putra), [Nirukta, by Yāska ii, 6 and 14]

8) the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) a kind of medicinal plant (ṛṣabha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) a singer, praiser ([from] √gai), [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 16]

11) ‘a goer’, horse ([from] √1. ), [Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda i, 121, 9 and iv, 22, 8]

12) Name of two Ṛṣis of the [Sāma-veda] (with the [patronymic] Āṅgirasa [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xvi] and Māyūka)

13) Name of a man (who with Puṣkara is said to be the balādhyakṣa of the sons and grandsons of Varuṇa), [Mahābhārata ii, 381] (cf. [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 23, 28])

14) m. f. (?) the sun’s ray called Suṣumṇa, [Nirukta, by Yāska ii, 6]

15) m. water, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 10, 36] (also f. [plural], [xi, 7, 50])

16) m. an organ of sense, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 5, 30]

17) the eye, [Kuvalayānanda 70]

18) a billion, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xvii, 14, 2]

19) mf. the sky, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 4] (perhaps, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxiii, 48])

20) the thunderbolt, [Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda v, 30, 7]

21) the hairs of the body, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) f. an offering in the shape of a cow (= dhenu q.v.), [Horace H. Wilson]

23) a region of the sky, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 1]) the earth (as the milk-cow of kings), [Manu-smṛti iv, xii; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

25) (hence) the number ‘nine’ [Jyotiṣa; Sūryasiddhānta]

26) = go-vīthī [Scholiast or Commentator] on [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā ix, 1 ff.]

27) a mother, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā iii, 68])

28) ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 11]) speech, Sarasvatī (goddess of speech), [Mahābhārata i, iii, v; Raghuvaṃśa ii, v; Cāṇakya]

29) voice, note ([from] √gai), [Śiśupāla-vadha iv, 36]

30) Name of Gaurī, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

31) of the wife [or of a daughter-in-law, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 21, 25]] of Śuka (a daughter of the manes called Sukālas), [Harivaṃśa 986; Matsya-purāṇa]

32) Name of a daughter of Kakut-stha and wife of Yayāti, [Harivaṃśa 1601]

33) cf. βοῦς; [Latin] bos; Old [German] chuo; [modern] [German] Kuh; [English] cow; [Lettish] gohw; cf. also γαῖα, γῆ; [Gothic] gavi and [modern] [German] Gau.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Go (गो):—(gauḥ) 4. m. Heaven; a bull; a ray. m. n. Hair of the body; water. f. A cow; the earth; the eye; speech.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Go (गो):—(nf) a cow; a sense (of perception etc.); ~[ghāta] cow-slaughter; ~[ghātī] a butcher; killer of the cow; ~[cāraṇa] tending the cows (at a pasture); •[kāvya] pastoral poetry; ~[dāna] the gifting away of a cow; ~[dhana] cattle wealth; ~[dhūli] dusk, evening; •[velā] dusk, evening; ~[pa] a cowherd; ~[pada] hoof of a cow; the imprint of a cow-hoof; ~[pālana] tending the cows; ~[puccha] cow’s tail; any tapering structure; ~[māṃsa] beef; ~[rakṣā] cow-protection; ~[rasa] cow-milk, buttermilk, etc; ~[vadha] cow-slaughter; ~[saṃvardhana] cow-breeding; ~[hatyā] cow-slaughter.

2) (ind) although, though; ~[ki] though, although.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gō (ಗೋ):—

1) [noun] the mature female of domestic cattle of the genus Bos.

2) [noun] the mature male of domestic cattle; an ox.

3) [noun] the sun.

4) [noun] the moon.

5) [noun] any of the luminous celestial objects in the sky; a star.

6) [noun] any of the thin lines or beams, of light that appear to come from a bright source; a ray of light.

7) [noun] the apparent blue arch over the earth; the sky.

8) [noun] heaven or the celestial regions.

9) [noun] the planet that we live on; the earth.

10) [noun] a natural raised part of the earth’s surface, usu. rising more or less abruptly; a hill or mountain.

11) [noun] a woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk which develops many branches, usu. at some height above the ground; a tree.

12) [noun] water.

13) [noun] a ridge or swell moving along the surface of a liquid or body of water as a result of disturbance, as by wind; a wave.

14) [noun] any of a class (Aves) of warmblooded, two-legged, egg-laying vertebrates with feathers and wings; a bird.

15) [noun] any of several gallinaceous birds of the genera Pavo, the male of which is distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan; the pea-fowl.

16) [noun] (myth.) any of the regents or guardians of the quarters of the world.

17) [noun] the Hindu Goddess of Learning and Speech; Sarasvati.

18) [noun] something that is spoken; an utterance; a speech.

19) [noun] the organ of sight; the eye.

20) [noun] the front or under part of a vertebrate body from the breastbone to the pelvis, containing the abdominal viscera; the abdomen; the belly.

21) [noun] hair growing on the body.

22) [noun] one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, antelopes, etc.; a horn.

23) [noun] the region of any of the principal points of the compass or divisions of the horizon; a quarter or direction.

24) [noun] a slender, straight, usu. pointed, missile to be shot from a bow and equipped with feathers at the end of the shaft near the nock, for controlling flight; an arrow.

25) [noun] (myth.) the weapon of Indra, the chief of gods, that can even split mountains.

26) [noun] any of the sense organs of the body.

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