gatha

noun, often capitalized
ga·​tha | \ ˈgätə, -(ˌ)tä \
plural -s

Definition of gatha

: one of 17 hymns or psalms traditionally attributed to Zoroaster that form an important part of the Avesta

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History and Etymology for gatha

Avestan gāthā-; akin to Sanskrit gāthā song, verse, gāyati he sings

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“Gatha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gatha. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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