noun ahan·ka·ra \ə-ˌhəŋ-ˈkär-ə\

Definition of ahankara



  1. :  the principle of individuation in Hinduism and Jainism; specifically :  the activity of attributing objective existence to the ego on the basis of subjective consciousness

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Origin and Etymology of ahankara

Sanskrit ahaṁkāra, from aham I + kāra act of making, from karoti he makes — more at i, karma

First Known Use: 1827

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to cast off or become cast off

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