noun Hinduism, Buddhism.

the highest stage in meditation, in which a person experiences oneness with the universe.

Origin of samadhi

First recorded in 1820–30, samadhi is from the Sanskrit word samādhi Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

"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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