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bardo

[bahr-doh]
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noun, plural bar·dos. (often initial capital letter)
  1. (in Lamaism) the state of the soul between death and rebirth.

Origin of bardo

First recorded in 1625–30, bardo is from the Tibetan word bár-do , “between two” (i.e., a transition, intermediate state)
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  • Still Bardo was silent, and his silence was never again broken.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • Bardo shook his head, and smiled with a bitter sort of pity.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • “True, child,” said Bardo, touched on a chord that was sure to respond.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • Bardo had already addressed Tito in this way once or twice of late.

    Romola

    George Eliot

  • Up ahead Bardo forced Charlie Fischer to swing the plane off the transcontinental airway.


British Dictionary definitions for bardo

bardo

noun (often capital)
  1. (in Tibetan Buddhism) the state of the soul between its death and its rebirth

Word Origin

Tibetan bardo between two
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