meaning of Asura

Asura meaning in General Dictionary

An enemy of the gods esp one of a race of demons and giants

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  • early in the day a god; later on a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura
  • An enemy associated with the gods, esp. one of a race of demons and leaders.

Asura meaning in Names Dictionary

A demon.
Name Origin: Indian
Name Gender: Male


Asura meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An enemy regarding the gods, esp. certainly one of a race of demons and leaders.


Sentence Examples with the word Asura

While in India the conception of the asura had veered more and more towards the dreadful and the dreaded, Zoroaster elevated it again - at the cost, indeed, of the daivas (daevas), whom he degraded to the rank of malicious powers and devils.

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