ahimsa

[uh-him-sah, uh-hing-]

Origin of ahimsa

1870–75; < Sanskrit, equivalent to a- not, without (cognate with a-6) + hiṁsā injury, akin to hánti (he) slays, Greek phónos murder
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ahimsa

Historical Examples of ahimsa


British Dictionary definitions for ahimsa

ahimsa

noun
  1. (in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist philosophy) the law of reverence for, and nonviolence to, every form of life

Word Origin for ahimsa

Sanskrit, from a- 1 + himsā injury
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ahimsa
n.

1875, from Sanskrit ahimsa, from a "without" + himsa "injury."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper