moksha

noun mo·ksha \ˈmōkshə\
variants: less commonly

moksa

\ˈmōkshə\

Definition of moksha

plural

-s

Hinduism & Jainism

  1. :  release from samsara and liberation from karma together with the attainment of Nirvana for the Hindu or kaivalya for the Jain :  salvation from the bondage of finite existence — compare dharma, kama

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Origin and Etymology of moksha

Sanskrit mokṣa; akin to Sanskrit muñcati he releases — more at mucus


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