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kalpa

[kuhl-puh] /ˈkʌl pə/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
a thousand cycles of Maha Yugas.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Sanskrit
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kalpa

/ˈkælpə/
noun
1.
(in Hindu cosmology) a period in which the universe experiences a cycle of creation and destruction
Word Origin
C18: Sanskrit
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