taṇhā

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Pali[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit तृष्णा (tṛṣṇā, thirst, desire), from Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry). Compare Konkani तान (tān, thirst) and English thirst.

Noun[edit]

taṇhā f

  1. (Buddhism) thirst, desire, craving, identified as the principle cause of dukkha.