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EtymologyEdit

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀕𑁄𑀯𑀸𑀮 (govāla), from Sanskrit गोपाल (gōpālá, cow-carer; name of Krishna). Cognate with Gujarati ગોવાળ (govāḷ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ग्वाला (gvālām

  1. herdsman, cowherder
    • c. 1500, Surdas :
      देखि फिरे हरि ग्वाल दुवारैं ।
      dekhi phire hari gvāl duvāra͠i .
      • Translation by Rupert Snell
        Hari glanced round, and turned back to the cowherd's dwelling
  2. milkman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ग्वाला
Singular Plural
Direct ग्वाला (gvālā) ग्वाले (gvāle)
Oblique ग्वाले (gvāle) ग्वालों (gvālõ)
Vocative ग्वाले (gvāle) ग्वालो (gvālo)