ananda

[ ah-nuh n-duh ]
/ ˈɑ nən də /
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noun Hinduism.

perfect bliss.

Origin of ananda

From the Sanskrit prefix ānanda- joy, happiness

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Ananda

[ ah-nuh n-duh ]
/ ˈɑ nən də /

noun

flourished early 5th century b.c., favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha.
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Ananda

/ (əˈnændə) /

noun

5th century bc, the first cousin, favourite disciple, and personal attendant of the Buddha
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Word Origin and History for ananda

ananda


n.

in Hindu theology, "bliss," from Sanskrit ananda- "joy, happiness, bliss," from stem of nandati "he rejoices," of unknown origin.

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