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Asura

[uhs-oo-ruh] /ˈʌs ʊ rə/
noun
1.
(in Indian mythology) a god or demon.
2.
Zoroastrianism. Ahura.
Origin of Asura
< Sanskrit: mighty Lord; later (by reanalysis as a- + -sura) taken to mean “demon,” as opposed to sura (by back formation) “god”
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