Vish·​nu ˈvish-(ˌ)nü How to pronounce Vishnu (audio)
: the preserver god of the Hindu sacred triad compare brahma entry 1, shiva

Word History


Sanskrit Viṣṇu

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vishnu was in 1638

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“Vishnu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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