Amrita
Amrita Am*ri"ta, n. [Skr. amrita.] (Hind. Myth.) Immortality; also, the nectar conferring immortality. -- a. Ambrosial; immortal. [1913 Webster]

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  • Amrita — (Sanskrit, n., अमृत, amṛta, Unsterblichkeit, Ambrosia; von mṛ = sterben) ist in den ältesten hinduistischen Texten ein lebensverlängernder Trank, ein Lebenselixier, dessen Götter und Menschen in gleicher Weise bedürfen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amrita — o amrit es una palabra en sánscrito que significa literalmente ‘sin muerte’ (siendo a: partícula negativa, y mritiu: ‘muerte’). En letra devánagari se escribe अमृत; en inglés amrtā; en pali ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ; en canarés: ಅಮೃತ. Suele aparecer en los textos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • amrita —    Amrita is the term used in the VEDAS for SOMA, comparable to the ambrosia of the Greeks. It is considered a nectar of immortality of sorts and is taken during certain rites to achieve transcendent insight. Perhaps because the Moon is sometimes …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Amrita — or Amrit ( sa. अमृत; pa. ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ; kn. ಅಮೃತ; te. అమృతము) is a Sanskrit word that literally means without death , and is often referred to in texts as nectar. Corresponding to ambrosia, it has differing significance in different Indian religions.… …   Wikipedia

  • Amrĭta — (ind. Rel.), der Unsterblichkeitstrank, von welchem die indischen Götter auf Meru sich nährten (vgl. Ambrosia). Riesen u. Götter trugen gemeinschaftlich den Berg Mandar in das Milchmeer u. drehten, die Schlange Ananden wie ein Seil darum windend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • amrita — amrìta (àmrta) ž DEFINICIJA mit. 1. hrana koju pripremaju hinduski bogovi; daje besmrtnost 2. tako dobivena besmrtnost ETIMOLOGIJA skr. amrtā : besmrtnost …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • amrita — [äm rēt′ə, umrēt′ə] n. [< Sans amṛta, deathless, hence drink that makes immortal < IE base * mer : see AMBROSIA] Hindu Myth. the ambrosial drink or food granting immortality …   English World dictionary

  • Amrita — L Amrita ou Amrit (sanskrit : अमृत; panjâbî : ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ; tibétain : བདུད་རྩི་, Wylie : bdud rtsi.) est, selon les religions dharmiques, un nectar immortel ou une ambroisie. Elle est la boisson des devas, qui leur donne l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amrita —    In Vedic myth the ambrosia of the gods. This nectar, which is referred to in the Churning of the Ocean, is probably another version of Soma. The Amrita was stolen by Garuda from Vishnu and returned only after a great struggle …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • amrita — /euhm ree teuh/, n. Hindu Myth. 1. the beverage of immortality. 2. the immortality conferred by this beverage. Also, amreeta. [1800 10; < Skt, equiv. to a not (see A 6) + mrta dead (mr die + ta verbid suffix); akin to Gk ámbrotos IMMORTAL] * * * …   Universalium

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