Apsaras


Apsaras
/up"seuhr euhs/, n., pl. Apsarases /-seuhr euh siz/.
1. Hindu Myth. a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus.
2. a representation of such a being.
[ < Skt]

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