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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Amrta, AmRta, Amrrita

  1. undying; everlasting; immortal
  2. the nectar or potion that brings immortality.
  3. the Supreme Spirit; the Soul; another name for Śiva, Vişņu, Dhanvantari, Prajāpati, Indra and Surya; the number 4; couch grass (Cynodon dacyton); the creeper flame-lily, or kālihāri, or lāngli (Gloriosa superba) and its juice.