Gona, Goṇa: 13 definitions


Gona means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Gona is one of the ancient dynasties from India (Āndhradeśa or Andhra Pradesh), conquered and subjugated by Gaṇapatideva  (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) who let them rule their territory as an independent māṇḍalika.—The Gona chiefs of Vardhamānapuram ruled over the parts of Kandūru-nāḍu around Mahaboobnagar district from Vardhamānapuram, the present Vaḍḍamānu in the same district as the subordinates of the Kākatīyas.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

goṇa : (m.) an ox; a bull.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Goṇa, 2 =goṇaka2, in °santhata (of a pallaṅka), covered with a woollen rug Vv 818; Pv III, 117; (text saṇṭhita; v. l. BB goṇakatthata, cp. next). (Page 255)

2) Goṇa, 1 (The Sanskrit goṇa, according to B. R., is derived from the Pali) an ox, a bullock S.IV, 195 sq.; J.I, 194; IV, 67; Pv.I, 82; PvA.39, 40; VvA.63 (for ploughing); DA.I, 163; DhA.III, 60. —°sira wild ox J.VI, 538(=araññagoṇaka). (Page 255)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōṇa (गोण).—f A large sack; a packsack (for grain &c.) fig. Load or burden (as of cares or business). gōṇa ghālūna basaṇēṃ To sit determinedly and persistingly.

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gōṇā (गोणा).—m (Enhancing form of gōṇa) A large grainsack or other packsack. 2 Any rude, loose-tex- tured sacking made with small cords to hold manure, sand, rubbish from the road &c.: also a loosely platted basket of bamboo or osier (to be borne in a kāvaḍa or bahaṅgī): also an ass's sack for stones, bricks, tiles &c.

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

gōṇa (गोण).—f gōṇatā m A large sack, a packsack (for grain &c.). gōṇa ghālūna basaṇēṃ To sit determinedly and persistingly.

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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

Goṇa (गोण).—An ox.

-ṇī a cow.

Derivable forms: goṇaḥ (गोणः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Goṇa (गोण).—m. (= Pali id., also Prakrit, Hemacandra 2.174), ox, bull: (gorathakān…) goṇair yojitān Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 75.8 (prose); in verses Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 89.1, 7; 358.1; goṇa-mukhāś ca Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 84.13 (verse), ox-faced (of demons).

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

Goṇa (गोण).—[masculine] ox.

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

1) Goṇa (गोण):—m. ([from] Pāli and Prākṛt) an ox, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka iii; Hemacandra]

2) Goṇā (गोणा):—[from goṇa] f. ([Pāṇini 4-1, 42]) a kind of grass, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 54]

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Gona in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Goṇa (गोण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gauṇa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōṇa (ಗೋಣ):—[noun] = ಗೋಣು [gonu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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