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