Definition of vata in English:

vata

(also vatha)

noun

  • In Ayurvedic medicine: one of the three humours (or doshas) in the body, made up of the elements air and ether and responsible for movement and activity. Also attributive, especially designating a person in whom this humour is dominant, or the consequent physiological and psychological dispositions or characteristics.

Origin

1950s. From Sanskrit vāta wind.

Pronunciation

vata

/ˈvɑːtə/