trikaya

noun
tri·​kaya | \ trə̇ˈkī(y)ə, -käyə \
plural -s

Definition of trikaya

: a Mahayana Buddhist doctrine of the three bodies of the Buddha — see dharmakaya, nirmanakaya, sambhogakaya

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History and Etymology for trikaya

Sanskrit trikāya three bodies, from tri three + kāya body, mass (akin to Sanskrit cinoti he heaps up)

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“Trikaya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trikaya. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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