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pratītyasamutpāda

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From the Sanskrit प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद (pratītyasamutpāda, dependent origination), from प्रतीत्य (pratītya, dependence) + समुत्पाद (samutpāda, arising).

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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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