Vaibhasika

noun

Vai·​bha·​si·​ka
vīˈbäs(h)ə̇kə
plural -s
: a Hinayana Buddhist philosophical school of realism derived from the Sarvastivadin and found chiefly in Gandhara and Kashmir

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Vaibhasika.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vaibhasika. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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