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Sangha

[suhng-guh] /ˈsʌŋ gə/
noun
1.
a community of Buddhist monks.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Sanskrit saṅgha
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  • During the visit, many members of the royal family joined the Sangha.
British Dictionary definitions for Sangha

Sangha

/ˈsɑnˌɡə/
noun
1.
  1. the Buddhist community
  2. (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: group, congregation
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Contemporary definitions for Sangha
noun

in Buddhism, a community of monks and/or nuns, one of the "Three Jewels"; also, generally, all followers of the Buddha; also written samgha

Word Origin

Hindu 'community together'

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Word Origin and History for Sangha

sangha

1858, from Hindi sangha, Sanskrit samgha, from sam "together" + han "to come in contact."

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