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guna

[goo n-uh] /ˈgʊn ə/
noun
1.
(in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas) dullness or inertia (tamas) and goodness or purity (sattva)
Origin of guna
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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