Mi·​mam·​sa | \ mēˈmäⁿsə \
plural -s

Definition of Mimamsa

: an orthodox Hindu philosophy concerned with the interpretation of Vedic texts and literature and comprising one part dealing with the earlier writings concerned with right practice and another part dealing with the later writings concerned with right thought

called also respectively Purva Mimamsa, Uttara Mimamsa

— compare vedanta

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History and Etymology for Mimamsa

Sanskrit mīmāṁsā, literally, reflection, investigation, from manyate he thinks

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“Mimamsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mimamsa. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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