trichiliocosm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tri- +‎ chilia- +‎ cosmos, partially calquing Sanskrit त्रिसहस्रमहासहस्रलोकधातु (trisahasramahāsahasralokadhātu, literally three thousand million world element).

Noun[edit]

trichiliocosm (plural trichiliocosms)

  1. (Buddhism) A concept in cosmology of a "third-order" universe containing one thousand second-order clusters, which are made of one thousand first-order clusters, which are in turn made of a thousand worlds each. Billion-fold universe.

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