[uhp-ser-uh s]

noun, plural Ap·sa·ras·es [uhp-ser-uh-siz] /ˈʌp sər ə sɪz/.

Hindu Mythology. a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus.
a representation of such a being.

Origin of Apsaras

From Sanskrit
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Examples from the Web for apsaras

Historical Examples of apsaras

  • Three months after, the Apsaras with Rambha-Devi at their head.

    Phallic Miscellanies

    Hargrave Jennings

  • Do you see, father, I have found one here Holy, and fairer than the Apsaras.

    The Immortal Lure

    Cale Young Rice

  • In another Indian tale, five apsaras, or celestial dancers, are conveyed in an enchanted car to a pool in the forest.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • The Apsaras disappeared, and the priest followed their instructions and became quite well.

    Deccan Nursery Tales

    Charles Augustus Kincaid

  • And thus he learnt that she had incurred the sin of spoiling the worship of Shiva, which the Apsaras had first taught the priest.

    Deccan Nursery Tales

    Charles Augustus Kincaid