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[uhg-nee; English ag-nee]
  1. Hindu Mythology. the god of fire, one of the three chief divinities of the Vedas.
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Origin of Agni

< Sanskrit: fire, the fire-god; akin to Latin ignis, Russian ogón' fire
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Historical Examples of agni

  • Indra and Agni are frequently so treated; so are Varuna and Mitra.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • Next we turn to a spirit of a very different sort, the Fire-god, Agni.

    Hindu Gods And Heroes

    Lionel D. Barnett

  • Chermosh is away off to the side from Agni and Imhotep in either case.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • The god Agni, Brahmans and the goat were born from the mouth of Prajapati.

  • Then spake Agni: “Now shall we hew the horses and give the gifts to the Gods.”

British Dictionary definitions for agni


  1. Hinduism the god of fire, one of the three chief deities of the Vedas
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Word Origin for Agni

Sanskrit: fire
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