[ suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ səˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i /
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Origin of satori
1720–30; <Japanese: noun derivative of v. “to awaken” (sato- aware + -r- formative affix)
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British Dictionary definitions for satori
/ (səˈtɔːrɪ) /
Zen Buddhism the state of sudden indescribable intuitive enlightenment
Word Origin for satori
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