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Shankara

[shuhng-ker-uh]
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noun
  1. a.d. 789?–821?, Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
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Also Sankara.
Also called Shan·ka·ra·char·ya [shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Shankara (ˈʃʌŋkərə)

noun
  1. 9th century ad, Hindu philosopher and teacher; chief exponent of Vedanta philosophy
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