[goo p-tuh, guhp-]
- a dynasty of N India (a.d. 320–540) whose court was the center of classical Indian art and literature.
- the empire of this dynasty, encompassing all of N India and Gujarat.
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Examples from the Web for gupta
“One part of the criticism was people saying vaccines caused autism,” Gupta says.
Gupta describes his life as “half-media, half-medicine,” juggling both broadcast and medical responsibilities.
If he speaks to Brantly, Gupta would first ask—naturally—how is he doing, then how he got infected.
“Think of him being inside a glass box within a glass box,” Gupta says.
Gupta seems comfortable with fame if people approach him with “real questions about things I cover.”
Gupta wondered what might have unstrung the man, and felt sorry for him.Bengal Dacoits and Tigers
Maharanee Sunity Devee
Yet the Gupta dynasty endured only a little longer than had that of the Mauryas.India, Old and New
Sir Valentine Chirol
These are on the whole text-books of Smrta Hinduism and two Gupta monarchs celebrated the horse sacrifice.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
Some of the pillars of the Gupta period commemorate victories; others are merely religious monuments.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
A recent cleaning of part of the interior of the fort brought to light bricks belonging to the Gupta period.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
Sir James McCrone Douie
- the dynasty ruling northern India from the early 4th century to the late 6th century ad : the period is famous for achievements in art, science, and mathematics
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Word Origin and History for gupta
4c.-6c. North Indian dynasty, from Chandragupta, name of the founder.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper