shastra

[ shahs-truh ]
/ ˈʃɑs trə /

noun

any of the sacred books of Hinduism.

Origin of shastra

First recorded in 1620–30, shastra is from the Sanskrit word śāstra

OTHER WORDS FROM shastra

shas·trik, shas·tra·ik [shah-strey-ik] /ʃɑˈstreɪ ɪk/, adjective
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shastra

shaster (ˈʃɑːstə) or sastra

/ (ˈʃɑːstrə) /

noun

any of the sacred writings of Hinduism

Word Origin for shastra

C17: from Sanskrit śāstra, from śās to teach
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