preta

[ prey-tuh ]
/ ˈpreɪ tə /
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noun Hindu Mythology.

a wandering or disturbed ghost.

Origin of preta

< Sanskrit: dead
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Examples from the Web for preta

  • Art thou a Preta, or a goblin, or the embodied Devil, or a Ptana?

    The Gtakaml|rya Sra
  • The soul is supposed to remain separated from the Manes for a time as a preta or “ghost.”