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pratītyasamutpāda

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EtymologyEdit

From the Sanskrit प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद (pratītyasamutpāda, dependent origination), from [script?] (pratītya, dependence) + [script?] (samutpāda, arising).

NounEdit

pratītyasamutpāda (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Mahayana Buddhism) The principle that everything is interdependent, that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions.
  2. (chiefly Theravada Buddhism) The Twelve Nidānas.

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