plural -s
: an ancient Vedic meter of 24 syllables generally arranged in a triplet
: a composition in this meter (as a noted Hindu mantra used daily by the devout)

Word History


Sanskrit gāyatrī, from gāyatra song, hymn, from gāyati he sings

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“Gayatri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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