Meaning of amrit in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌmrɪt/


mass noun
  • A syrup considered by Sikhs to be divine, and which they drink at religious observances including baptism.

    ‘The candidates for initiation drink some of the amrit from the same bowl, and have it sprinkled on their eyes and hair.’
    • ‘The amrit that it holds symbolizes the divine consciousness, which is the true source of immortality.’
    • ‘Kumbh is inherently, and fundamentally, spiritual; it is all about amrit, the meeting of three waters, an act of faith, a phenomena of transcendence.’
    • ‘Getting above this ego is the search for amrit [nectar].’
    • ‘Some devotees convinced him to join and to start taking charna amrit, the water which naturally flows from under the feet of Mata in the shrine.’
    • ‘Kumbh is inherently, and fundamentally, spiritual; after all it is all about amrit…’
    • ‘Whether it was water or something like that or not, there was no death, no amrit, no day nor night, only apraketasalila.’
    • ‘Drink amrit and live a content life.’
    • ‘Why do the initiates drink Amrit?’
    • ‘If any one of them is not a bearer of Amrit, he or she is suggested to drink Amrit.’


From Sanskrit amṛta ‘immortal’.