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mudra

[muh-drah] /məˈdrɑ/
noun
1.
Hinduism, Buddhism. any of a series of arm and hand positions expressing an attitude or action of the deity.
2.
any of various similar gestures used in India's classical dancing to represent specific feelings.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Sanskrit mudrā sign
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mudra

/məˈdrɑː/
noun
1.
any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing
Word Origin
Sanskrit, literally: sign, token
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