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mandala

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noun man·da·la \ˈmən-də-lə\

Definition of mandala

  1. 1 :  a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically :  a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation

  2. 2 :  a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing a multiple projection of an image

mandalic

play \ˌmən-ˈda-lik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of mandala

Sanskrit maṇḍala circle


First Known Use: 1859

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