tamas

[tuhm-uh s]

Origin of tamas

< Sanskrit: darkness
Related formsta·mas·ic [tuh-mas-ik] /təˈmæs ɪk/, adjective

guna

[goo n-uh]
noun
  1. (in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas), dullness or inertia (tamas), and goodness or purity (sattva).

Origin of guna

First recorded in 1860–65, guna is from the Sanskrit word guṇa thread, quality
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