Upanishad

noun
Upa·​ni·​shad | \ ü-ˈpä-ni-ˌshäd How to pronounce Upanishad (audio) , yü-ˈpa-nə-ˌshad How to pronounce Upanishad (audio) \

Definition of Upanishad

: one of a class of Vedic treatises dealing with broad philosophical problems

Other Words from Upanishad

Upanishadic \ (ˌ)ü-​ˌpä-​ni-​ˈshä-​dik How to pronounce Upanishadic (audio) , (ˌ)yü-​ˌpa-​nə-​ˈsha-​dik How to pronounce Upanishadic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Upanishad

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Upanishad

Sanskrit upaniṣad

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“Upanishad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Upanishad. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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