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sangha

Syllabification: san·gha
Pronunciation: /ˈsäNG(ɡ)ə
 
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Definition of sangha in English:

noun

The Buddhist community of monks, nuns, novices, and laity.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, prior to marrying and beginning his adult life, a young man entered the sangha (the Buddhist monastic order) and spent time as a novice.
  • They are also joining ‘diversity committees’ to change the racial make-up of their sanghas, or Buddhist communities.
  • Members of the sangha sect, a Buddhist religious order, have likewise traditionally adopted the responsibility for the care of the sick and injured in Buddhist countries.

Origin

from Sanskrit saṃgha 'community'.

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