Gosavi, Gōsāvī, Gosāvī: 3 definitions


Gosavi means something in Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōsāvī (गोसावी).—sometimes gōsāmī m (gōsvāmī S) A Shudra (and sometimes a Brahman) that has renounced worldly business, pleasures, and affections. He takes off the Shenḍi, wears clothes of a brick-dust color &c. 2 fig. A man without a house, children, wife &c.; a man without encumbrances. 3 A legend-narrator, a Hardas. 4 A title of respect to Shudras in notes. Ex. mādhavarāva pōvāra gō0 hyāsī. 5 Lord, master. 6 An earthen sparrow to blow through. 7 A term for a cake baked upon a griddle covered over with ashes. 8 A little ash-colored bird.

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

gōsāvī (गोसावी).—m An ascetic. A castle. A preach- er. Lord or a title of respect as in gōsāvī yāsi &c.

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gosāvi (ಗೊಸಾವಿ):—[noun] a man who has renunciated worldly life and lives on begging; a religious mendicant.

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Gōsāvi (ಗೋಸಾವಿ):—[noun] = ಗೋಸಾಯಿ [gosayi].

context information

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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