Aranyaka

noun
Aran·​ya·​ka | \ äˈrənyəkə \
plural -s

Definition of Aranyaka

: one of a group of sacred Hindu writings composed between the Brahmanas and the Upanishads and used in Vedic ritual

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History and Etymology for Aranyaka

borrowed from Sanskrit āraṇyaka, derivative of āraṇya- “of a forest, wild,” derivative of araṇyaṃ “uninhabited place, wilderness, forest”

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“Aranyaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aranyaka. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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