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Asura

[ uhs-oo-ruh ]
/ ˈʌs ʊ rə /
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noun

(in Indian mythology) a god or demon.
Zoroastrianism. Ahura.

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Origin of Asura

<Sanskrit: mighty Lord; later (by reanalysis as a- + -sura) taken to mean “demon,” as opposed to sura (by back formation) “god”
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