amrita

amrita

[uhm-ree-tuh]
noun Hindu Mythology.
1.
the beverage of immortality.
2.
the immortality conferred by this beverage.
Also, amreeta.


Origin:
1800–10; < Sanskrit, equivalent to a- not (see a-6) + mṛta dead (mṛ die + -ta verbid suffix); akin to Greek ámbrotos immortal

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amrita or amreeta (æmˈriːtə)
 
n
1.  the ambrosia of the gods that bestows immortality
2.  the immortality it confers
 
[from Sanskrit amrta immortal, from a- without + mrta death]
 
amreeta or amreeta
 
n
 
[from Sanskrit amrta immortal, from a- without + mrta death]

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