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Sankhya

or Sam·khya

[ sahng-kyuh ]
/ ˈsɑŋ kyə /
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noun
one of the six leading systems of Hindu philosophy, stressing the reality and duality of spirit and matter.
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Origin of Sankhya

First recorded in 1780–90, Sankhya is from the Sanskrit word sāṅkhya
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British Dictionary definitions for Sankhya

Sankhya
/ (ˈsæŋkjə) /

noun
one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, teaching an eternal interaction of spirit and matter

Word Origin for Sankhya

from Sanskrit sāmkhya, literally: based on calculation, from samkhyāti he reckons
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