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Sankhya

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noun San·khya \ˈsäŋ-kyə\

Definition of Sankhya

  1. :  an orthodox Hindu philosophy teaching salvation through knowledge of the dualism of matter and souls



Origin of sankhya

Sanskrit sāṁkhya, literally, based on calculation


First Known Use: 1788


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