gournie, goornie, govni noun a cow 19-. etymology: Romany has a form gurni with the same meaning; also collected by Simson (1865) and attested Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; form gournie collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; a form govli appears in Shelta note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the following forms for cattle: Gurrah, Guru. Gurni ‘an Ox’; Guruni, Kircumni, Gurongatsch ‘a Cow’ from Continental gipsies. Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the forms Grōv., Goóroni, n., ‘a bull’ and Groóvni, Groóven n., ‘a cow’ from English Gypsies.