[ prey-tuh ]

nounHindu Mythology.
  1. a wandering or disturbed ghost.

Origin of preta

First recorded in1810–15; from Sanskrit: literally, “gone forth, gone before, dead,” equivalent to prefix pra- “forth” + participle ita- “gone”

Words Nearby preta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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