See also: Dharma

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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit धर्म (dhárma, that which upholds or supports). The definitions pertaining to Buddhism are influenced by dhamma, a loan word from Pali. Doublet of dhamma and firm.

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dharma (countable and uncountable, plural dharmas)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) The natural order of the universe; natural law, cosmic order.
    Antonym: adharma
  2. (Hinduism) One's obligation in respect to one's position in society, one's duty.
  3. (Buddhism) The teachings of the Buddha as one's personal path to enlightenment.
  4. (Buddhism) The teachings of the Buddha as a practice to be promulgated and taught.

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BalineseEdit

RomanizationEdit

dharma

  1. Romanization of ᬥᬃᬫ

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).

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dharma m (uncountable)

  1. dharma (order of the universe, society, etc.; one's social or religious duty in Hinduism; teachings of the Buddha)

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dharma m (genitive singular dharma)

  1. Alternative spelling of darma

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma, that which upholds or supports).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdar.ma/
  • Rhymes: -arma
  • Hyphenation: dhàr‧ma

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dharma m (invariable)

  1. dharma

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dharma m (plural dharmas)

  1. Alternative spelling of darma