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mudra

[ muh-drah ]
/ məˈdrɑ /
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noun

Hinduism, Buddhism. any of a series of arm and hand positions expressing an attitude or action of the deity.
any of various similar gestures used in India's classical dancing to represent specific feelings.

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Origin of mudra

First recorded in 1805–15, mudra is from the Sanskrit word mudrā sign
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mudra
/ (məˈdrɑː) /

noun

any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing

Word Origin for mudra

Sanskrit, literally: sign, token
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