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Śabad (Pañjābī from Skt., śabda, ‘word’). The divine word. Sikhs generally use this term for the hymns of the Ādi Granth. For Nānak, it was the Satgurū's revelatory Word. Śabad also signifies the mystical ‘sound’ experienced at the climax of Nāth Yoga and the authoritative Word in the Vedic tradition.See also ŚABDA.