sam·​bho·​ga·​ka·​ya | \ səmˌbōgəˈkäyə \
plural -s

Definition of sambhogakaya

: the body of bliss worshiped as deity in the Buddhist doctrine of trikaya

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History and Etymology for sambhogakaya

Sanskrit sambhogakāya, from sambhoga delight in sexual union (from sam together + bhoga enjoyment, from bhuṅkte, bhuñjati he enjoys) + kāya body; akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up, piles in order

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“Sambhogakaya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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