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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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