Bhagavad-Gita Definition

bägə-väd-gētə
noun
A sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata and takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God.
American Heritage
A philosophic dialogue that is a sacred Hindu text, found in the Mahabharata, one of the ancient Sanskrit epics.
Webster's New World

One of the holy books of Hindus.

Wiktionary

Alternative spelling of Bhagavad-gita. or Bhagavad Gita.

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Synonyms:
  • bhagavadgita
  • gita
pronoun

An epic poem from Mahabharata where Krishna gives Arjuna a discourse on ethics.

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Other Word Forms of Bhagavad-Gita

Noun

Singular:
Bhagavad-Gita
Plural:
bhagavad-gitas

Origin of Bhagavad-Gita

  • Sanskrit bhagavad-gītā song of the Blessed One (Krishna) bhagavat- fortunate, blessed (from bhagaḥ good fortune bhag- in Indo-European roots) gītā song (from gāyati he sings)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit भगवद्गीता (bhagavadgītā), from भगवत् (bhagavat, “holy”) + गीता (gītā, “song”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Sanskrit भगवद्गीता (Bhagavad Gītā), literally "Song of God".

    From Wiktionary

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