noun satt·va \ˈsətvə\

Definition of sattva



  1. :  the purity and wisdom constituting one of the three gunas of Sankhya philosophy and leading to true enlightenment — compare rajas, tamas

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Origin and Etymology of sattva

Sanskrit, literally, existence, from sat, sant existing, true, good — more at sooth

First Known Use: 1860

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