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nidana

[ni-dah-nuh] /nɪˈdɑ nə/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
any of 12 aspects of Samsara, or the cycle of birth and death, often compared to 12 spokes of a wheel.
Origin
< Sanskrit nidāna cause, source
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