Vishnu

noun
Vish·nu | \ˈvish-(ˌ)nü \

Definition of Vishnu 

: the preserver god of the Hindu sacred triad — compare brahma entry 1, shiva

First Known Use of Vishnu

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vishnu

Sanskrit Viṣṇu

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