abhiseka

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अभिषेक (abhişeka, the coronation ceremony of a king), from अभिसेचते (abhisecate, he sprinkles), from अभि (abhi, towards, in the direction of) + आसिच् (āsić, to pour or sprinkle)

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abhiseka (plural abhisekas)

  1. (India) Coronation of a king; lustration; a spiritual cleansing or purification ceremony.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3