From Sanskrit प्रेत (preta, “dead body; dead person; ghost; etc”, literally “one who has gone; one who has departed; one who has passed away”). Cognate with English preta; Lao ເຜດ (phēt); Old Khmer preta; Modern Khmer ប្រេត (praet).
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- (Buddhism, Hinduism) preta: a type of supernatural creature born to undergo punishment or suffering as a result of sinful deeds committed in previous lives.
- preta: a type of ghost in the Thai folklore, believed to have a very tall and thin body, the mouth as small as the hole of a needle, the hands as large as palm leaves, and to consume blood and pus as food, as well as to scream at night.
- (slang, sometimes considered vulgar, derogatory and offensive) very tall person.
- (slang, vulgar, derogatory, offensive) annoying, disturbing, or bothersome person; troublemaker.