[gaw-tuh-muh, gou-] /ˈgɔ tə mə, ˈgaʊ-/

(def 1).
the Sanskrit form of the family name of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha

surname of the Buddha, from Sanskrit Gotamah, properly a patronymic, literally “descendant of the greatest ox,” from superlative of gauh “ox, bull, cow.”


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