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ahimsa

[uh-him-sah, uh-hing-] /əˈhɪm sɑ, əˈhɪŋ-/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
the principle of noninjury to living beings.
Origin of ahimsa
1870-1875
1870-75; < Sanskrit, equivalent to a- not, without (cognate with a-6) + hiṁsā injury, akin to hánti (he) slays, Greek phónos murder
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ahimsa

/ɑːˈhɪmsɑː/
noun
1.
(in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist philosophy) the law of reverence for, and nonviolence to, every form of life
Word Origin
Sanskrit, from a-1 + himsā injury
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Word Origin and History for ahimsa
n.

1875, from Sanskrit ahimsa, from a "without" + himsa "injury."

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