Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Sangha

[suhng-guh]
See more synonyms for Sangha on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a community of Buddhist monks.
Show More

Origin of Sangha

First recorded in 1855–60, Sangha is from the Sanskrit word saṅgha
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sangha

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for sangha

Sangha

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

Word Origin

from Sanskrit: group, congregation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sangha

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper