Asura


Asura

Asura [uhs-oo-ruh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. (in Indian mythology) a god or demon.
  2. Zoroastrianism. Ahura.

Origin of Asura Sanskrit: mighty Lord; later (by reanalysis as a- + -sura) taken to mean “demon,” as opposed to sura (by back formation) “god” Examples from the Web for asura Historical Examples of asura

  • But the word has been whispered about among the priests, and we of Asura learned of it.’

    The Hour of the Dragon

    Robert E. Howard

  • This was our plan, and the priests of Asura aided us with their mist.

    The Hour of the Dragon

    Robert E. Howard

  • And he, abandoning the condition of an Asura, fled to Śiva as his protector.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • And the discreet Asura Maya joyfully fastened on his turban and diadem.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

  • Thou didst deliver the worlds, O slayer of the Asura Mahisha.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara

    Somadeva Bhatta

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