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Hinayana

play
noun Hi·na·ya·na \ˌhi-nə-ˈyä-nə, ˌhē-\

Definition of Hinayana

Hinayanist play \-ˈyä-nist\ noun
Hinayanistic play \-yä-ˈnis-tik\ adjective


Origin of hinayana

Sanskrit hīnayāna lesser vehicle


First Known Use: 1868


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