plural -s
: evanescence or impermanence of existence

Word History


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

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anicca was in 1900

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“Anicca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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