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[prey-tuh] /ˈpreɪ tə/
noun, Hindu Mythology.
a wandering or disturbed ghost.
Origin of preta
< Sanskrit: dead Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The soul is supposed to remain separated from the Manes for a time as a preta or “ghost.”

    A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell
  • Art thou a preta, or a goblin, or the embodied Devil, or a Ptana?

    The Gtakaml rya Sra

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