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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hindu dynasty that ruled most of northern India from 320?-520?, under which the arts flourished and a unified code of laws was promulgated.

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  • proper n. An Indian surname.

Etymologies

Hindi गुप्ता - possibly derived from Sanskrit goptri, meaning military governor, or possibly also from Sanskrit गुप्त साम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya (Gupta Empire), the name of an ancient Indian empire which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent. (Wiktionary)

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