San·​khya ˈsäŋ-kyə How to pronounce Sankhya (audio)
: an orthodox Hindu philosophy teaching salvation through knowledge of the dualism of matter and souls

Word History


Sanskrit sāṁkhya, literally, based on calculation

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sankhya was in 1788

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“Sankhya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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