samsara

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English[edit]

Samsara is symbolised in Tibetan Buddhist iconography by the Endless knot.

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit संसार (saṃ-sāra).

Noun[edit]

samsara (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy, religion) In Hinduism, Buddhism, and some other eastern religions, the ongoing cycle of birth, death, and rebirth endured by human beings and all other mortal beings, and from which release is obtained by achieving the highest enlightenment.
    • 1957, S. Radhakrishnan and C. A. Moore (eds.), A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy, Princeton Univ. Press, page 38:
      Until we are released from the law of karma and reach moksha or deliverance, we will be in samsara or the time process.

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References[edit]

  • samsara” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • samsara” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "samsara" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus (Wordsmyth, 2002)
  • "samsara" at Rhymezone (Datamuse, 2006)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • The Upanishads, abridged, translated and edited by Swami Nikhilananda, Harper Torchbooks, 1963, page 379

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Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit संसार (saṃ-sāra).

Noun[edit]

samsara f

  1. samsara

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit संसार (saṃ-sāra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /samsǎra/
  • Hyphenation: sam‧sa‧ra

Noun[edit]

samsàra f (Cyrillic spelling самса̀ра)

  1. (uncountable) samsara

Declension[edit]