noun Aran·ya·ka \äˈrənyəkə\

Definition of Aranyaka



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

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Origin and Etymology of aranyaka

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

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