from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism A principal Vedic deity associated with rain and thunder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The God of War and Weather, also the King of the Gods or Devas and Lord of Heaven or Svargaloka in Hinduism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu mythology, in the oldest or Vedic religion, the god of the thunder-storm, whose office it is to transfix the demon that hides and keeps back the rain, and to pour this out upon the earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda; god of rain and thunder


From Sanskrit इन्द्र (índra). (Wiktionary)



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