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Theravada

[ther-uh-vah-duh]
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noun Buddhism.
  1. Hinayanist name for Hinayana.
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Theravada

noun
  1. the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines

Word Origin

from Pali: doctrine of the elders
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