Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/11/17 Juggernaut

Juggernaut (noun)
Juggernaut [juhg-er-nawt, -not]


noun
1. (often lowercase) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
2. (often lowercase) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
3. Also called Jagannath. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Odisha, India, annually drawn on an enormous cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.

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Origin: 1630-40; < Hindi Jagannāth < Sanskrit Jagannātha lord of the world (i.e., the god Vishnu or Krishna), equivalent to jagat world + nātha lord

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