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Gur

[goo r] /gʊər/
noun
1.
a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, including Mossi and other languages spoken in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, and Mali.
Also called Voltaic.
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Gur

/ɡʊə/
noun
1.
a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in Burkina Faso and Ghana, forming a branch of the Niger-Congo family Also called Voltaic
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Gur in the Bible

a whelp, a place near Ibleam where Jehu's servants overtook and mortally wounded king Ahaziah (2 Kings 9:27); an ascent from the plain of Jezreel.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Gur

town situated about 55 miles (88 km) south of Shiraz, in the Fars region of south-central Iran. The town is said to have been founded by the Sasanian king Ardashir I (AD 224-241) in commemoration of his victory over the Parthian king Artabanus. The Sasanian town was circular in plan and had a high tower topped by a fire altar in the centre. The ruined palace of Ardashir I in the town is the oldest extant example of Sasanian architecture. The name of the town was changed in the middle of the 10th century because the citizens felt that gur (Persian: "grave") had unpleasant connotations. Pop. (2006) 59,306.

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