avidya

noun

avi·​dya
(ˌ)əˈvid(ˌ)yä
variants or less commonly avijja
-i(ˌ)jä
plural -s
Hinduism & Buddhism
: ignorance
specifically : blindness to ultimate truth

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit avidyā, literally, ignorance, from a- a- entry 2 + vidyā knowledge

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“Avidya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avidya. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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