Theravada

Theravada

[ther-uh-vah-duh]
noun Buddhism.
Hinayanist name for Hinayana.
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Theravada (ˌθɛrəˈvɑːdə)
 
n
the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines
 
[from Pali: doctrine of the elders]

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