Definition of Apsaras

1. Noun. (alternative form of apsara) ¹



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Definition of Apsaras

1. a divine water sprite [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apsaras

apropos
apropos of
apropos of nothing
aprosdoketa
aprosdoketon
aprosdoketons
aprosexia
aprosody
aprosopia
aprotic
aprotinin
aprotinine
après-ski
après-skiing
apsara
apsaras (current term)
apsarases
apse
apses
apsidal
apsidally
apside
apsides
apsis
apso
apsos
apt
apt(p)
apt.
aptable

Literary usage of Apsaras

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1. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"... and obtaining the sovereignty of the gods:'—Indra then sought to tempt the sage from his devotions by sending to him five chosen apsaras, the brightness ..."

2. The Mythology of the Aryan Nations by George William Cox (1887)
"As dwelling in the deep running waters, the nymphs who in name answer precisely to the Vedic apsaras, or movers in the waters, have in some measure the ..."

3. An introduction to the science of comparative mythology and folklore by George William Cox (1881)
"apsaras. With us the nymphs are generally supposed to be beautiful beings who may ... They are, in fact, the Vedic apsaras,3 the movers in the waters, ..."

4. The Satapatha-brâhmana: According to the Text of the Mâdhyandina School by Julius Eggeling (1897)
"'The Agile,'—that is, the swift,—'all-expansive,'—for the wind (air), indeed, makes up all this expanse;—' Vata (the wind) is the Gandharva: his apsaras are ..."

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