smriti

noun, often capitalized
smri·​ti
variants: or less commonly smrti \ ˈsmritē \
plural -s

Definition of smriti

: the body of Hindu sacred writings containing traditional teachings (as on religious, domestic, and social practice) based on the Vedas and forming the class of shastras below the sruti

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History and Etymology for smriti

Sanskrit smṛti, literally, what is remembered, from smarati he remembers

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“Smriti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smriti. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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