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gayatri

[gah-yuh-tree] /ˈgɑ yəˌtri/
noun, Hinduism.
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a Vedic mantra expressing hope for enlightenment: recited daily by the faithful and repeated in all religious rites and ceremonies.
Origin of gayatri
1835-1845
1835-45; < Sanskrit gāyatri, derivative of gāyatra song, hymn
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