anicca

noun
anic·​ca | \ əˈnikə \
plural -s

Definition of anicca

Buddhism
: evanescence or impermanence of existence

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First Known Use of anicca

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anicca

Pali, from Sanskrit anitya not eternal, from a- a- entry 2 + nitya eternal

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“Anicca.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anicca. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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