Sangha Definition

The worldwide community of Buddhist monks and nuns, and sometimes Buddhist laity.
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A particular community of Buddhist monks and nuns, or of the monks, nuns, and laity engaged in Buddhist practice.
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Origin of Sangha

  • Sanskrit saṃghaḥ assemblage, community from saṃhanti he strikes together, puts together sam together sem- in Indo-European roots hanti he strikes gwhen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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