Main definitions of gur in English

: gur1Gur2

gur1

noun

mass noun
  • (in South Asia) a type of unrefined, solid brown sugar made from boiling sugar cane juice until dry.

    • ‘The season of gur and shakkar was approaching, as was the time for homemade liquor.’
    • ‘In the Indian subcontinent and in SE Asia a crude, dark palm sugar called jaggery or gur is used.’
    • ‘A favorite breakfast dish is panthabhat, leftover cold rice in water or milk mixed with gur (date palm sugar).’
    • ‘Agriculture and allied products showing a substantial increase in exports were rice, pulses, tobacco, spices, nuts and seeds, cashew, gur, gum meal, castor oil and processed food items.’
    • ‘The connoisseur would have the imli and gur mixed just so right and the chaat would be so hot as to make your eyes water.’

Origin

From Hindi guṛ and Marathi gūṛ, from Sanskrit guḍa.

Pronunciation

gur

/ɡʊə/

Main definitions of gur in English

: gur1Gur2

Gur2

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting a branch of the Niger–Congo family of languages, spoken in parts of West Africa and including More and Senufo.

    • ‘Of these three subfamilies of the Gur language group, Mole-Dagbane make up 15 percent of Ghana's population and are by far the largest group in their region.’
    • ‘French is the official language of government, but both Ewe of the Kwa and Kabye of the Gur language families have semi-official status.’
    • ‘Most Burkinabe also speak languages of the Gur group within the large Niger-Congo family of languages.’
    • ‘Among more than sixty languages spoken in Burkina Faso, thirty-eight belong to the Gur or Voltaic language family, including Mooré, Bwamu, Dagara, and Lobiri.’
    • ‘Residents there spoke a dialect of the same Gur language of many Dogon groups.’
    • ‘It belongs to the Gur group within the Niger-Congo language family.’

noun

mass noun
  • The Gur group of languages.

    Also called Voltaic
    • ‘Other languages spoken by large numbers of Ghanaians include Ewe, Ga, Guan, and Gur.’

Pronunciation

Gur

/ɡəː/