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ananda

[ ah-nuhn-duh ]
/ ˈɑ nən də /
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noun Hinduism.
perfect bliss.
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Origin of ananda

From the Sanskrit prefix ānanda- joy, happiness

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Ananda
[ ah-nuhn-duh ]
/ ˈɑ nən də /

noun
flourished early 5th century b.c., favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha.
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British Dictionary definitions for ananda

Ananda
/ (əˈnændə) /

noun
5th century bc, the first cousin, favourite disciple, and personal attendant of the Buddha
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