samadhi

[suh-mah-dee]

Origin of samadhi

First recorded in 1820–30, samadhi is from the Sanskrit word samādhi
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samadhi

noun
  1. Buddhism Hinduism a state of deep meditative contemplation which leads to higher consciousness

Word Origin for samadhi

from Sanskrit: concentration, from samā together + dhi mind
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Word Origin and History for samadhi
n.

"intense esoteric meditation through yoga," 1795, from Sanskrit samadhi-, literally "a putting or joining together," from sam- "together" + a- "toward" + stem of dadhati "puts, places" (see factitious).

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