Sangha

[suhng-guh]
noun
a community of Buddhist monks.

Origin:
1855–60; < Sanskrit saṅgha

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Sangha (ˈsɑnˌɡə)
 
n
a.  the Buddhist community
 b.  (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order
 
[from Sanskrit: group, congregation]

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Main Entry:  sangha
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Buddhism, a community of monks and/or nuns, one of the "Three Jewels"; also, generally, all followers of the Buddha; also written samgha
Etymology:  Hindu 'community together'
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During the visit, many members of the royal family joined the sangha.
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