noun Hindu Mythology.

a wandering or disturbed ghost.

Origin of preta

< Sanskrit: dead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for preta

Historical Examples of preta

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

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