[goo p-tuh, guhp-]
  1. a dynasty of N India (a.d. 320–540) whose court was the center of classical Indian art and literature.
  2. the empire of this dynasty, encompassing all of N India and Gujarat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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.

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