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Upanishad

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noun Upa·ni·shad \ü-ˈpä-ni-ˌshäd, yü-ˈpa-nə-ˌshad\

Definition of Upanishad

  1. :  one of a class of Vedic treatises dealing with broad philosophic problems

Upanishadic play \(ˌ)ü-ˌpä-ni-ˈshä-dik, (ˌ)yü-ˌpa-nə-ˈsha-dik\ adjective


Origin of upanishad

Sanskrit upaniṣad


First Known Use: 1805


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