avidya

noun
avi·​dya | \ (ˌ)əˈvid(ˌ)yä \
variants: or less commonly avijja \ -​i(ˌ)jä \
plural -s

Definition of avidya

Hinduism & Buddhism
: ignorance specifically : blindness to ultimate truth

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History and Etymology for avidya

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 28 Jun. 2022.

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