Sangha

[ suhng-guh ]
/ ˈsʌŋ gə /
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noun

a community of Buddhist monks.

Origin of Sangha

First recorded in 1855–60, Sangha is from the Sanskrit word saṅgha
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Sangha

/ (ˈsɑnˌɡə) /

noun

  1. the Buddhist community
  2. (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order

Word Origin for Sangha

from Sanskrit: group, congregation
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Word Origin and History for sangha

sangha


1858, from Hindi sangha, Sanskrit samgha, from sam "together" + han "to come in contact."

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