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nidana

[ni-dah-nuh]
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noun Buddhism.
  1. any of 12 aspects of Samsara, or the cycle of birth and death, often compared to 12 spokes of a wheel.
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Origin of nidana

From the Sanskrit word nidāna cause, source
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