from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Hindu mythol., one of a class of demons in perpetual hostility to the gods: parallel to a Titan or an afrit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Hind. Myth.) An enemy of the gods, esp. one of a race of demons and giants.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun earlier a god; later a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura
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Some people may feel that the term asura (anti-god), when applied in Kalachakra to the invader prophets, is a translation of the Biblical term Antichrist.
Therefore, it is improbable that the later association of the term asura with the non-Indic prophets was as a translation of “antichristos,” used to mean “anti-Kalki.”
When an evil 'asura' in the guise of mad magician Riz Raizada (played by a way over-the-top Kay Kay Menon) goes mental on him for no apparent reason, an agile young woman in strange headgear (played earnestly by Priyanka Chopra) shows up out of nowhere to protect Adi by performing some really cool chop-socky on his attackers.
Long the asura have stalled, fearing a backlash from the charr.
The two asura stood nearby, wearing golden laurels and swaying slowly.
The asura will maintain it, and it will not fall into disrepair again.
The asura genius climbed from his cockpit and lay down with the others.
Today, Queen Jennah was officially declaring the renewed asura gate open.
I have been in long-term negotiations with the Arcane Council of Rata Sum for a restored asura gate into Ebonhawke.
Of course, the asura gate had not been constructed with twenty-foot golems in mind, so Big Snaff had to crouch and nearly crawl to get through.