abhi·​se·​ka | \ ˌəbēˈshākə \
plural -s

Definition of abhiseka

: lustration also : coronation of a king

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First Known Use of abhiseka

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abhiseka

borrowed from Sanskrit abhiṣekaḥ, noun derivative of abhiṣecate “he sprinkles, consecrates,” from abhi “to, toward” + secate “it pours out”

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“Abhiseka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abhiseka. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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