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satori

[suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /səˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i/
noun, Zen.
1.
sudden enlightenment.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Japanese: noun derivative of v. “to awaken” (sato- aware + -r- formative affix)
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British Dictionary definitions for satori

satori

/səˈtɔːrɪ/
noun
1.
(Zen Buddhism) the state of sudden indescribable intuitive enlightenment
Word Origin
from Japanese
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n.

1727, from Japanese, said to mean literally "spiritual awakening."

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