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GOONT, s. H. gunth, guth. A kind of pony of the N. Himalayas, strong but clumsy.
c. 1590.In the northern mountainous districts of Hindustan a kind of small but strong horses is bred,
which is called gut; and in the confines of Bengal, near Kúch, another kind of horses occurs, which rank
between the gut and Turkish horses, and are called tánghan (see TANGUN); they are strong and powerful.Ain,
i. 183; [also see ii. 280].
1609.On the further side of Ganges lyeth a very mighty Prince, called
Raiaw Rodorow, holding a mountainous Countrey
thence commeth much Muske, and heere is a great
breed of a small kind of Horse, called Gunts, a true travelling scalecliffe beast.W. Finch, in Purchas,
1831.In Cashmere I shall buy, without regard to price, the best ghounte in Tibet.Jacquemonts
Letters, E.T. i. 238.
1838.Give your gunth his head and he will carry you safely
any horse would have
struggled, and been killed; these gunths appear to understand that they must be quiet, and their master
will help them.Fanny Parkes, Wanderings of a Pilgrim, ii. 226.
GOORKA, GOORKALLY, n.p. H. Gurkha, Gurkhali. Th
e name of the race now dominant in Nepal, and taking their name from a town so called 53 miles W. of Khatmandu. [The name is usually derived
from the Skt. go-raksha, cow-keeper. For the early history see Wright, H. of Nepal, 147]. They are
probably the best soldiers of modern India, and several regiments of the Anglo-Indian army are recruited
from the tribe.
1767.I believe, Sir, you have before been acquainted with the situation of Nipal, which has long been
besieged by the Goorcully Rajah.Letter from Chief at Patna, in Long, 526.
[The Rajah being now
dispossessed of his country, and shut up in his capital by the Rajah of Goercullah, the usual channel
of commerce has been obstructed.Letter from Council to E.1. Co., in Verelst, View of Bengal, App.
GOOROO, s. H. guru, Skt. guru; a spiritual teacher, a (Hindu) priest.
(Ancient).That brahman is called guru who performs according to rule the rites on conception and
the like, and feeds (the child) with rice (for the first time).Manu, ii. 142.
c. 1550.You should do as
you are told by your parents and your Guru.Ramayana of Tulsi Das, by Growse (1878), 43.
See quotation under CASIS.]
1626.There was a famous Prophet of the Ethnikes, named
Goru.Purchas, Pilgrimage, 520.
je suis fort surpris de voir à la porte
le Pénitent au colier, qui
demandoit à parler au Gourou.Letters Edif., x. 95.
1810.Persons of this class often keep little schools
then are designated gooroos; a term implying that kind of respect we entertain for pastors in general.Williamson,
V. M. ii. 317.
1822.The Adventures of the Gooroo Paramartan; a tale in the Tamul Language
(translated by B. Babington from the original of Padre Beschi, written about 17201730), London.
the guru of Bombay, no priest on earth has so large a power of acting on every weakness of
the female heart as a Mormon bishop at Salt Lake.Dixons New America, 330.
GOORUL, s. H. gural, goral; the Himalayan chamois; Nemorhoedus Goral of Jerdon. [Cemas Goral of
Blanford (Mammalia, 516).]
[1821.The flesh was good and tasted like that of the ghorul, so abundant in the hilly belt towards
India.Lloyd & Gerards Narr., ii. 112.
[1886.On Tuesday we went to a new part of the hill to shoot
gurel, a kind of deer, which across a khud, looks remarkably small and more like a hare than a deer.Lady
Dufferin, Viceregal Life, 235.]
[GOORZEBURDAR, s. P. gurzbardar, a mace-bearer.
[1663.Among the Kours and the Mansebdars are mixed many Gourze-berdars, or mace-bearers
chosen for their tall and handsome persons, and whose business it is to preserve order in assemblies,
to carry the Kings orders, and execute his commands with the utmost speed.Bernier, edition Constable,
[1717.Everything being prepared for the Goorzeburdars reception.In Yule, Hedges Diary,
Hak. Soc. ii. ccclix.
[1727.Goosberdar. See under HOSBOLHOOKUM.]