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bhut

or bhoot

[boot]
noun
  1. (in Indian mythology) a spirit or demon.
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Origin of bhut

1775–85; < Hindi bhūt < Sanskrit bhūtā
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Historical Examples of bhoot

  • The temple was originally only a Bhoot or holy tree with a platform.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • I attended the Bhoot tea-party again, and watched their operations, warming myself by their fire.