[ dahr-muh, duhr- ]
/ ˈdɑr mə, ˈdʌr- /
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noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
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Pali dham·ma [duhm-uh]. /ˈdʌm ə/.
Origin of dharma
1790–1800; <Sanskrit: custom, duty, akin to dhārayati holds, maintains
OTHER WORDS FROM dharmadharmic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dharma
/ (ˈdɑːmə) /
Hinduism social custom regarded as a religious and moral duty
- the essential principle of the cosmos; natural law
- conduct that conforms with this
Buddhism ideal truth as set forth in the teaching of Buddha
Word Origin for dharma
Sanskrit: habit, usage, law, from dhārayati he holds
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