Meaning of PRETA in English

ˈprād.ə noun

( -s )

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

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

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

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