noun Buddhism.

the cycle of birth, growth, decay, and death through which every living thing must pass.

Origin of anicca

< Pali < Sanskrit anitya not everlasting, equivalent to a- a-6 + nitya eternal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anicca



(in Theravada Buddhism) the belief that all things, including the self, are impermanent and constantly changing: the first of the three basic characteristics of existenceCompare anata, dukkha

Word Origin for anicca

Pali, literally: impermanence
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