noun ka·ru·na \ˈkəru̇ˌnä\

Definition of karuna



  1. :  compassion that is a fundamental quality in the bodhisattva ideal of Mahayana Buddhism

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Origin and Etymology of karuna

Sanskrit karuṇā compassion; perhaps akin to Old English hrēowan to grieve, repent — more at rue

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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