bhut

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noun \ˈbüt\

Definition of bhut

plural

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India

  1. :  an especially malevolent spirit :  ghost, demon, goblin

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Origin and Etymology of bhut

Hindi bhūt, from Sanskrit bhūta, literally, having come into being, from bhavati he becomes, is — more at be


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