devadasi

noun

de·​va·​da·​si
ˌdāvəˈdäsē
plural -s
: a dancing girl and courtesan of a Hindu temple

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit devadāsī female servant of a god, from deva + dāsī dasi

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“Devadasi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devadasi. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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