Meaning of nilghau in English:

nilghau

noun

(also nilgau)
  • Nilgai.

Pronunciation

nilghau

/ˈnɪlɡaʊ/ /ˈniːlɡaʊ/ /ˈnɪlɡɔː/

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Oldenburg (c1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society. From Panjabi nīlgāū (and similar forms in other northern Indian languages) from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + -gava (in compounds) ox, cow.