Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Sanskrit गौर (gaura).


गौर (gaur) (indeclinable, Urdu spelling گور‎)

  1. white
  2. pale
  3. fair

Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Sanskrit गौरी (gaurī).

Proper nounEdit

गौर (gaurf (Urdu spelling گور‎)

  1. Hindu goddess Parvati

Etymology 3Edit

From Arabic غَوْر(ḡawr, bottom, depth, (fig.) deepness in thought).


गौर (gaurm (Urdu spelling غور‎)

  1. nuqtaless form of ग़ौर (ġaur)


Alternative scriptsEdit


Related to गो (go).[1]



गौर (gaura)

  1. (in comp. or ifc. g. कडारादि) white, yellowish, reddish, pale red
  2. shining, brilliant, clean, beautiful


गौर (gauram

  1. white, yellowish (the colour)
  2. gaur, a kind of buffalo (Bos gaurus, often classed with the गवय)
  3. white mustard (the seed of which is used as a weight, = 3 राज-सर्षपs)
  4. Grislea tomentosa (धव) L.
  5. a species of rice
  6. the moon
  7. (astronomy) the planet Jupiter
  8. name of the नाग शेष
  9. name of चैतन्य (compare -चन्द्र)
  10. name of a योग teacher (son of शुक and पीवरी)
  11. (in the plural) name of a family (compare °रात्रेय)


गौर (gauran

  1. white mustard
  2. name of a potherb
  3. saffron (compare कनक-)
  4. the filament of a lotus
  5. gold
  6. orpiment
  7. = गौरिका
  8. the earth
  9. red chalk
  10. a yellow pigment or dye (गो-रोचना, ‘orpiment’)
  11. turmeric (रजनी)
  12. name of several other plants (प्रियंगु, मञ्जिष्ठा, श्वेत-दूर्वा, मल्लिका, तुलसी, सुवर्ण-कदली, आकाश-मांसी)
  13. name of several metres (one of 4×12 syllables; another of 4×13 syllables; another of 4×26 long syllables)
  14. (music) a kind of measure
  15. name of a रागिणी
  16. (Hinduism) ‘brilliant Goddess’, शिव's wife पार्वती
  17. name of वरुण's wife
  18. name of a विद्या-देवी
  19. name of शाक्य-मुनि's mother
  20. name of the wife of वि-रजस् and mother of सु-धामन्
  21. name of several other women
  22. name of several rivers (one originally the wife of प्रसेन-जित् or युवनाश्व, changed by his curse into the river बाहु-दा.); ([compare Lat. gilvus?])


  • Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899