kalpa

[ kuhl-puh ]
/ ˈkʌl pə /
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noun Hinduism.

a thousand cycles of Maha Yugas.

Nearby words

  1. kalmia,
  2. kalmuck,
  3. kalmyk republic,
  4. kalmykia,
  5. kalong,
  6. kalpak,
  7. kalpis,
  8. kalsomine,
  9. kaluga,
  10. kaluresis

Origin of kalpa

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for kalpa

kalpa

/ (ˈkælpə) /

noun

(in Hindu cosmology) a period in which the universe experiences a cycle of creation and destruction

Word Origin for kalpa

C18: Sanskrit

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