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preta

[ prey-tuh ]
/ ˈpreɪ tə /
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noun Hindu Mythology.
a wandering or disturbed ghost.

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Origin of preta

First recorded in 1810–15; from Sanskrit: literally, “gone forth, gone before, dead,” equivalent to prefix pra- “forth” + participle ita- “gone”
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