1. roaring, only in f. gaggarī a blacksmith’s bellows: kammāra˚, in simile MN.i.243 SN.i.106; Vism.287.
  2. (nt.) cackling, cawing, in haṃsa˚; the sound of geese Ja.v.96 (expl. by haṃsamadhurassara).

Gaggarā as Name of a lake at Vism.208 See note on gala.

Vedic gargara throat, whirlpool. *gṷer to sling down, to whirl, cp. Gr. βάραχρον, Lat. gurges, gurgulio Ohg. querechela “kehle”