rakshasa

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a sculpture of Ravana the rakshasa, 18th century

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit राक्षस (rākṣasa)

Noun[edit]

rakshasa (plural rakshasas)

  1. (Hindu mythology, Hinduism) A member of a race of mythical fanged demons that eat human flesh and blood, somewhat like vampires.
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