Definition of sambhogakaya
: the body of bliss worshiped as deity in the Buddhist doctrine of trikaya
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Origin and Etymology of 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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