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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of गो ‎(, cow, cattle, kine) + पाल ‎(pāla, protector, guard).

NounEdit

गोपाल ‎(gó-pālám

  1. cowherd
  2. "earth-protector", a king (and "cowherd")
  3. (= गोपति ‎(gó-pati)) Krishna
  4. Shiva
  5. name of a demon causing fever
  6. name of Nāga
  7. name of a minister of king बिम्बिसार ‎(bimbi-sāra)
  8. name of a king
  9. name of a general of king कीर्तिवर्मन् ‎(kīrti-varman)
  10. name of a scholar
  11. =गोपालक ‎(gó-pālaka)
  12. (in the plural) the inhabitants of that country

DeclensionEdit

Masculine a-stem declension of गोपाल
Nom. sg. गोपालः ‎(gopālaḥ)
Gen. sg. गोपालस्य ‎(gopālasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative गोपालः ‎(gopālaḥ) गोपालौ ‎(gopālau) गोपालाः ‎(gopālāḥ)
Vocative गोपाल ‎(gopāla) गोपालौ ‎(gopālau) गोपालाः ‎(gopālāḥ)
Accusative गोपालम् ‎(gopālam) गोपालौ ‎(gopālau) गोपालान् ‎(gopālān)
Instrumental गोपालेन ‎(gopālena) गोपालाभ्याम् ‎(gopālābhyām) गोपालैः ‎(gopālaiḥ)
Dative गोपालाय ‎(gopālāya) गोपालाभ्याम् ‎(gopālābhyām) गोपालेभ्यः ‎(gopālebhyaḥ)
Ablative गोपालात् ‎(gopālāt) गोपालाभ्याम् ‎(gopālābhyām) गोपालेभ्यः ‎(gopālebhyaḥ)
Genitive गोपालस्य ‎(gopālasya) गोपालयोः ‎(gopālayoḥ) गोपालानाम् ‎(gopālānām)
Locative गोपाले ‎(gopāle) गोपालयोः ‎(gopālayoḥ) गोपालेषु ‎(gopāleṣu)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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