noun pre·ta \ˈprātə\

Definition of preta



  1. 1 Hinduism :  a wandering spirit of a dead person who is not at rest

  2. 2 Buddhism :  an unresting ghost tortured incessantly by hunger and thirst

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Origin and Etymology of preta

Sanskrit, from pra- before, forward, away + ita gone, past participle of eti he goes — more at for, issue

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a trip made at another's expense

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