nirmanakaya

noun nir·ma·na·ka·ya \nirˈmänəˈkäyə, -iəˈ-\

Definition of nirmanakaya

plural

-s

  1. :  the historically manifested body of Buddha in the doctrine of trikaya

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Origin and Etymology of nirmanakaya

Sanskrit nirmāṇakāya body of magic transformation, from nirmāṇa measuring, creating, magical creation (from nir- nis- out + māti he measures) + kāya body, from cinoti he piles in order — more at measure, poet


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