gayatri

noun ga·ya·tri \ˈgäyə‧ˌtrē\

Definition of gayatri

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an ancient Vedic meter of 24 syllables generally arranged in a triplet

  2. 2 :  a composition in this meter (as a noted Hindu mantra used daily by the devout)

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Origin and Etymology of gayatri

Sanskrit gāyatrī, from gāyatra song, hymn, from gāyati he sings — more at chough


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