Krishna

[ krish-nuh ]
/ ˈkrɪʃ nə /

noun

Hinduism. an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Indian deities, who appears in the Bhagavad-Gita as the teacher of Arjuna.
Informal. Hare Krishna.
Formerly Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. 800 miles (1290 km) long.
a male given name.

Origin of Krishna

From the Sanskrit word kṛṣṇa
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British Dictionary definitions for krishna (1 of 2)

Krishna1
/ (ˈkrɪʃnə) /

noun

a river in S India, rising in the Western Ghats and flowing generally southeast to the Bay of Bengal. Length: 1300 km (800 miles)Also called: Kistna

British Dictionary definitions for krishna (2 of 2)

Krishna2
/ (ˈkrɪʃnə) /

noun

Hinduism the most celebrated of the Hindu deities, whose life story is told in the Mahabharata

Derived forms of Krishna

Krishnaism, noun

Word Origin for Krishna

via Hindi from Sanskrit, literally: dark, black
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