dharani

noun
dha·​ra·​ni | \ ˈdärə(ˌ)nē \
plural dharanis or dharani

Definition of dharani

Hinduism & Mahayana Buddhism
: mantra

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History and Etymology for dharani

Sanskrit dhāraṇī, literally, act of holding, remembering, from dhārayati he holds

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“Dharani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dharani. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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