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(literally `possessing horses' in Sanskrit) in Hinduism the twin chariot warriors conveying Surya Asvins
ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs' boustrophedon
body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government colony , settlement
destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot) decimation
first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath') Dies Irae
statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth equivocation , evasion
(literally an undutiful herb) a variety of cotton rose Filago germanica , herba impia
same, literally idem
(Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns mantra
figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity metaphor
person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly realist
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