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gotra

[goh-truh] /ˈgoʊ trə/
noun
1.
a Hindu clan tracing its paternal lineage from a common ancestor, usually a saint or sage.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Sanskrit
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  • Each of these four again has numerous subsections, each being called gotra.

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