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A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
गो—विन्द  m. am. ([Pāṇ. 3-1, 138], Vārtt. 2) ‘= -वि॑द् (or fr.Prākṛtgov'-inda = गोपे-न्द्र ?)’, कृष्ण (or विष्णु), [MBh.]; [Hariv.]; [Bhag.]; [BhP.] (cf.[RTL.] p.405)
गोत्र-भिद्   बृहस्पति (cf.), [L.]
(= विष्णु) N. of the 4th month, [VarBṛS. cv, 14]
गोपेन्द्र   (fr.Prākṛtgov'-inda = ) a chief herdsman, [L.]
N. of a prince
of several teachers and authors
of a mountain, [MBh. vi, 460]
गो-विन्द   b &c. See, ib.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
गोविन्द  m.  (-न्दः)
1. One of the most usual appellations of KRISHNA or VISHNU in that form.
2. A name of VRIHASPATI, regent of JUPITER.
3. A cow-keeper, one who protects, cherishes or owns cattle.
E. गो language, here the language of the Vedas especially, [Page248-b+ 60] and विन्द who knows, from विद् to know,
with affix; also गो heaven, a cow, विद् to obtain, by whom heaven is obtained, or who obtains felicity by protecting kine. गां वेदमयीं वाणीं, भुवं धेनुं स्वर्गं वा विन्दति .

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
GOVINDA   A synonym of Śrī Kṛṣṇa (Mahāviṣṇu). He got this name because he saved the people and cows of Ambāḍi by lifting the Govardhana mountain and using it as an umbrella. [Dākṣiṇātya pāṭha Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva].

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