guna

noun gu·na \ˈgu̇nə, ˈgü-\

Definition of guna

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one of three primal qualities or elements of matter according to Sankhya philosophy — see rajas sattva tamas

  2. 2 :  a Sanskrit ablaut grade that strengthens the simple vowels by prefixing an a element to each so that i or ī becomes e (for earlier ai), u or ū becomes o (for earlier au), r becomes ar, and becomes al, but a and ā remain unchanged

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Origin and Etymology of guna

Sanskrit guṇa thread, quality


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