Definitions for "Preta"
Keywords:  hungry, ghost, sanskrit, thirst, hunger
spirit of a dead person, wandering spirits, ghosts.
The Sanskrit word usually translated as hungry ghost, one of the six states of existence.
(Sanskrit) Hungry spirit, a non-human being who experiences intense suffering of hunger, thirst, heat and cold.
a ghoulish figure, with huge mouth and constricted throat
Keywords:  vesture, encumbered, lost, still, human
a human being who has lost his physical body, but is still encumbered with the vesture of his animal nature