gatha

noun, often capitalized ga·tha \ˈgätə, -(ˌ)tä\

Definition of gatha

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of gatha

Avestan gāthā-; akin to Sanskrit gāthā song, verse, gāyati he sings — more at chough


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