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From Proto-Indo-Iranian *gasĉáti, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷm̥sḱéti, a present tense formation of the root *gʷem-. Cognates include Avestan 𐬘𐬀𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (jamaiti), Latin veniō, Ancient Greek βαίνω (baínō), Old English cuman (English come).


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /ɡɐ́t.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i/, [ɡɐ́t̚.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i]
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡɐt.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i/, [ˈɡɐt̚.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i]


गच्छति (gácchati) (root गम्, class 1 P)

  1. to go, move, go away, set out, come
    • अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां गतिं कृष्ण गच्छति
      aprāpya yogasaṃsiddhiṃ kāṃ gatiṃ kṛṣṇa gacchati.
      If he hasn't attained perfection in yoga, Krishna, on what path does he go?
    गन्तुन्नेच्छाम्यहम्।gantunnecchāmyaham.I do not want to go.
  2. to go to or towards, approach
  3. to go or pass (time)
  4. to fall to the share of
  5. to go against with hostile intentions, attack
  6. to decease, die
  7. to approach carnally, have sexual intercourse with
  8. to go to any state or condition, undergo, partake of, participate in, receive, obtain

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