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guna

[ goon-uh ]
/ ˈgʊn ə /
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noun
(in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas ), dullness or inertia (tamas ), and goodness or purity (sattva ).
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Origin of guna

First recorded in 1860–65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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How to use guna in a sentence

  • Similarly the term guna means 'virtue' as well as 'quality.'

    The Gtakaml|rya Sra
  • The one thing wanting a least flourish of ornament was Mr. Mastersons heavy, eight-square buffalo guna Sharps 50-calibre rifle.

    The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Thus guna is as it were surface, remove this and there can be no gunî.

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