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गोदान

SanskritEdit

Etymology 1Edit

गो (go, cow) +‎ दान (dāna, giving)

NounEdit

गोदान (gódānan

  1. gift of a cow (MBh., R., PSarv.)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

गोदान (godānan

  1. equivalent to गोदानमङ्गल (godānamaṅgala), a ceremony in which a youth's beard is shaved (ĀśvGṛ., Kauś., ŚāṅkhGṛ., Gobh., Gaut., R.)
  2. beard, side-hair (KātyŚr., PārGṛ.)
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, pages 0365, 0368