Definition of gayatri in US English:

gayatri

(also gaiatri, gayatry, gayatree)

noun

  • A Vedic metre comprising three octosyllabic lines; a hymn, verse, etc., composed in this metre; especially the verse of the Rig Veda repeated daily as a prayer by Brahmins.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Sanskrit gāyatrī (in Vedic hymns) a stanza consisting of three octosyllabic lines, ultimately from gā- to sing.

Pronunciation

gayatri

/ˈɡajatri/