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anicca

[uh-nik-uh] /əˈnɪk ə/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
the cycle of birth, growth, decay, and death through which every living thing must pass.
Origin of anicca
< Pali < Sanskrit anitya not everlasting, equivalent to a- a-6 + nitya eternal
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anicca

/ˈænikə/
noun
1.
(in Theravada Buddhism) the belief that all things, including the self, are impermanent and constantly changing: the first of the three basic characteristics of existence Compare anata, dukkha
Word Origin
Pali, literally: impermanence
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