vihara

noun
vi·​ha·​ra | \ və̇ˈhärə \
plural -s

Definition of vihara

: a Buddhist monastery or temple

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History and Etymology for vihara

Sanskrit vihāra, literally, place of recreation, from viharati he spends time, he walks about for pleasure, from vi apart, asunder + harati he takes, carries

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“Vihara.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vihara. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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