noun abhi·se·ka \ˌəbēˈshākə\

Definition of abhiseka




  1. :  lustration; also :  coronation of a king

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Origin and Etymology of abhiseka

borrowed from Sanskrit abhiṣekaḥ, noun derivative of abhiṣecate “he sprinkles, consecrates,” from abhi “to, toward” + secate “it pours out” — more at 1by, 3sack

First Known Use: 1834

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a brief usually trivial fact

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