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amrita

or am·ree·ta

[uh m-ree-tuh]
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noun Hindu Mythology.
  1. the beverage of immortality.
  2. the immortality conferred by this beverage.
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Origin of amrita

1800–10; < Sanskrit, equivalent to a- not (see a-6) + mṛta dead (mṛ die + -ta verbid suffix); akin to Greek ámbrotos immortal
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for amrita

Historical Examples

  • Being as destructive as the poison which was created during the churning of the Amrita.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The Tree of Immortality is the Amrita, the only monopoly of the gods.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • That supreme being commanded that the ocean should be churned for amrita.

    Indian Myth and Legend

    Donald Alexander Mackenzie

  • She was brought forth on churning the ocean to produce the amrita, or drink of immortality.

  • To find the submerged Amrita it was necessary to uproot Mandar and use it to churn the ocean.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway


British Dictionary definitions for amrita

amrita

amreeta

noun Hindu myth
  1. the ambrosia of the gods that bestows immortality
  2. the immortality it confers
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit amrta immortal, from a- without + mrta death
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