am·​rit | \ ˈamrə̇t \
variants: or amrita \ amˈrētə \
plural -s

Definition of amrit

: a sweetened water used by the Sikhs as a sacred drink and as baptismal water

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First Known Use of amrit

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amrit

Panjabi & Sanskrit; Panjabi amṛt, literally, immortal, from Sanskrit amṛta, from a- a- entry 2 + mṛta dead, death

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“Amrit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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