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shastra

[shahs-truh] /ˈʃɑs trə/
noun
1.
any of the sacred books of Hinduism.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Sanskrit śāstra
Related forms
shastrik, shastraik
[shah-strey-ik] /ʃɑˈstreɪ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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shastra

/ˈʃɑːstrə/
noun
1.
any of the sacred writings of Hinduism
Word Origin
C17: from Sanskrit śāstra, from śās to teach
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