Theravada

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Pali theravāda, from Sanskrit स्थविरवाद (sthaviravāda, literally doctrine of the elders), from स्थविर (sthavira, elder) + वाद (vāda, doctrine).

Proper noun[edit]

Theravada

  1. (Buddhism) A school of Buddhism widely practised in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

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Noun[edit]

Theravada (plural Theravadas)

  1. A Buddhist of this particular school.