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[buhg-uh-vuh d-gee-tah] /ˈbʌg ə vədˈgi tɑ/
noun, Hinduism.
a portion of the Mahabharata, having the form of a dialogue between the hero Arjuna and his charioteer, the avatar Krishna, in which a doctrine combining Brahmanical and other elements is evolved.
Also called Gita.
Origin of Bhagavad-Gita
< Sanskrit: Song of the Blessed One Unabridged
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a sacred Hindu text composed about 200 bc and incorporated into the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: song of the Blessed One, from bhaga blessing + gītā a song
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Word Origin and History for Bhagavad-Gita

dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna inserted in Mahabharata, from Sanskrit, "Song of the Sublime One," from Bhaga, a god of wealth, from Sanskrit bhagah, literally "allotter, distributor, master, lord," from bhajati "assigns, allots, apportions, enjoys, loves" (related to Avestan baga, Old Persian baga "master, lord, god") + gita "song," fem. past participle of gayate "sings, calls," from PIE root *gei- "to sing" (cf. Avestan gatha "song," Lithuanian giedoti "to sing").

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