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अहंकार (ahaṃkāra) m
- conception of one's individuality, self-consciousness.
- the making of self, thinking of self, egotism.
- pride, haughtiness.
- (philosophy) the third of the eight producers or sources of creation, viz. the conceit or conception of individuality, individualization.
- Monier William's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899.