- (in Indian mythology) a god or demon.
- Zoroastrianism. Ahura.
Origin of Asura
< Sanskrit: mighty Lord; later (by reanalysis as a- + -sura) taken to mean “demon,” as opposed to sura (by back formation) “god”
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Examples from the Web for asura
But the word has been whispered about among the priests, and we of Asura learned of it.'
This was our plan, and the priests of Asura aided us with their mist.
And he, abandoning the condition of an Asura, fled to Śiva as his protector.
And the discreet Asura Maya joyfully fastened on his turban and diadem.
Thou didst deliver the worlds, O slayer of the Asura Mahisha.