Sankhya

noun
San·​khya | \ ˈsäŋ-kyə How to pronounce Sankhya (audio) \

Definition of Sankhya

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

First Known Use of Sankhya

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sankhya

Sanskrit sāṁkhya, literally, based on calculation

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“Sankhya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sankhya. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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