noun Vai·bha·si·ka \vīˈbäs(h)ə̇kə\

Definition of Vaibhasika



  1. :  a Hinayana Buddhist philosophical school of realism derived from the Sarvastivadin and found chiefly in Gandhara and Kashmir

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Origin and Etymology of vaibhasika

Sanskrit vaibhāṣika, from Vibhāṣā, a commentary on the Buddhist scriptures, from vibhāṣate it shines brightly, from vi apart, asunder + bhāṣate it shines; akin to Sanskrit bhāti it shines — more at with, fancy

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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