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gur 1

Pronunciation: /ɡʊə/

noun

[mass noun]
(In South Asia) a type of unrefined, solid brown sugar made from boiling sugar cane juice until dry.
Example sentences
  • In the Indian subcontinent and in SE Asia a crude, dark palm sugar called jaggery or gur is used.
  • 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.
  • A favorite breakfast dish is panthabhat, leftover cold rice in water or milk mixed with gur (date palm sugar).

Origin

From Hindi guṛ and Marathi gūṛ, from Sanskrit guḍa.

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Gur 2

Pronunciation: /ɡəː/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Other languages spoken by large numbers of Ghanaians include Ewe, Ga, Guan, and Gur.

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