Definitions

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  • proper noun (Hinduism) supernatural half-man and half-bird vehicle or bearer of Vishnu.

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  • noun A large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
  • noun The Hindu name for the constellation Aquila.

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  • noun a supernatural eagle-like being that serves as Vishnu's mount

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit: Garuḍa गरुड, Pāli Garuḷa

Examples

  • [36] Fabulous birds of gigantic size, often known under the Indian term garuda, play an important part in the beliefs of the Peninsular Malays.

    A Study in Tinguian Folk-Lore

  • An antique multi-hued 'garuda' greets you as you enter the hotel.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • An antique multi-hued 'garuda' greets you as you enter the hotel.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • An antique multi-hued 'garuda' greets you as you enter the hotel.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • An antique multi-hued 'garuda' greets you as you enter the hotel.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • An antique multi-hued 'garuda' greets you as you enter the hotel.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Jeryd is a rumel, a species of nonhuman that can live for hundreds of years and shares the city with humans, birdlike garuda, and the eerie banshees whose forlorn cries herald death.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Jeryd is a rumel, a species of nonhuman that can live for hundreds of years and shares the city with humans, birdlike garuda, and the eerie banshees whose forlorn cries herald death.

    Books in the Mail (W/E 03/27/2010)

  • Back Layer im at work so i cant see any blogs or any youtube vids or anything fun like that, but judging from what i have read in the comments, this garuda thing has showed up once or twice, and i figured it was worth mentioning. this is fun big daddy on Apr 16, 2008 www. amgydala.com

    What the Hell is Aladygma? « FirstShowing.net

  • The skirmishes can be a little bewildering, but watching the contrast between the tough fighting and the graceful ritual dance performed by victors -- apparently based on the flight of a garuda, a mythical bird -- is a true Mongolian experience.

    After Hours: Ulan Bator

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  • A bird of Hindu and Asian mythology. Capitalised, Indonesia's national airline.

    December 22, 2009

  • Very good and strange words - I really like the mix.

    February 27, 2013

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/education/edlife/great-midwest-trivia-contest.html

    The last few questions in the contest, known as garudas, are the toughies. Below is the only garuda answered correctly this year. You have 10 minutes.

    October 5, 2015