Mahayana

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit महायान (mahāyāna, literally Great Vehicle).

Proper noun[edit]

Mahayana

  1. (Buddhism) A school of Buddhism widely practised in China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia and accepting non-Pali canon scriptures, that holds belief in gods in contrast to Theravada which does not, that teaches that all can achieve salvation, and has more emphasis on social concerns and is more liberal, in general, than Theravada.

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (school of Buddhism): Zen

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit महायान (mahāyāna, literally Great Vehicle).

Proper noun[edit]

Mahayana m (genitive Mahayana)

  1. (Buddhism) Mahayana

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Mahayana Mhahayana not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.