a community of Buddhist monks.

Origin of Sangha

First recorded in 1855–60, Sangha is from the Sanskrit word saṅgha Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  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

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

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