Definition of Asura

1. Noun. Earlier a god; later a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura.

Generic synonyms: Hindu Deity



Definition of Asura

1. n. An enemy of the gods, esp. one of a race of demons and giants.

Definition of Asura

1. Noun. (Hinduism) deity Deities among the Hindu dharma. Considered to be a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as devas. ¹

2. Noun. (Buddhism) The lowest class of deity deities and demigods of the K?madh?tu. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of Asura) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Asura

1. An enemy of the gods, especially. One of a race of demons and giants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asura

astute
astutely
astuteness
astutenesses
astuter
astutest
astylar
astyllen
astz
asudden
asulam
asunder
asunder(p)
asunderness
asundre
asura
asverin
aswarm
asway
aswell
aswim
aswing
aswirl
aswoon
asyla
asylee
asylees
asyllabic

Literary usage of Asura

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1. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"Of these four marriage customs, the first and last, Asura ami pai- namely, ... The Asura custom might be supposed by its Asura mode a name to refer to ..."

2. The Prema-S├ógara: Or, Ocean of Love by Frederick Pincott, Kavi Lal, kavi Lallū Lāla, Chaturbhuja Miṣra, Edward Backhouse Eastwick, Caturbhujamiśra (1897)
"Krishna slays an Asura in the form of a bull ... home at night from the wood ; hereupon an Asura came, as a very large bull, and mingled with the cows. ..."

3. The Evolution of Governments and Laws: Exhibiting the Governmental by Stephen Haley Allen (1922)
""But her wealth given on the marriage called Asura, or on either of the two others, is ordained, on her death without issue, to become the property of her ..."

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