Definition of vajra in English:

vajra

noun

  • (in Buddhism and Hinduism) a thunderbolt or mythical weapon, especially one wielded by the god Indra.

    • ‘The spokes of a peaceful Vajra meet at the tip whereas those of a wrathful vajra are slightly splayed at the end.’
    • ‘Paired with the vajra, the bell represents wisdom, and as wisdom and method are an undivided unity, so the vajra and bell are never parted or employed separately.’
    • ‘The vajra symbolizes eternal truth.’

Origin

Sanskrit.

Pronunciation

vajra

/ˈvʌdʒrə/