Krishna

noun
Krish·​na | \ ˈkrish-nə How to pronounce Krishna (audio) , ˈkrēsh- How to pronounce Krishna (audio) \

Definition of Krishna

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an incarnation of Vishnu

Krishna

geographical name
Krish·​na | \ ˈkrish-nə How to pronounce Krishna (audio) \
variants: or formerly Kistna \ ˈkist-​nə How to pronounce Krishna (audio) \

Definition of Krishna (Entry 2 of 2)

river 800 miles (1287 kilometers) long in southern India flowing from the Western Ghats east into the Bay of Bengal

First Known Use of Krishna

Noun

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Krishna

Noun

Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa

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The first known use of Krishna was in 1864

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“Krishna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Krishna. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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