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samsara

[ suhm-sahr-uh ]
/ səmˈsɑr ə /
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noun

Buddhism. the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, mortal creature.Compare nirvana (def. 1).
Hinduism. the endless series of births, deaths, and rebirths to which all beings are subject.Compare nirvana (def. 2).

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Origin of samsara

First recorded in 1885–90, samsara is from the Sanskrit word samsāra literally, running together
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British Dictionary definitions for samsara

samsara
/ (səmˈsɑːrə) /

noun

Hinduism the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
Buddhism the transmigration or rebirth of a person
Sanskrit, literally: a passing through, from sam altogether + sarati it runs
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