noun Etymology: Sanskrit sāṁkhya, literally, based on calculation Date: 1788 an orthodox Hindu philosophy teaching salvation through knowledge of the dualism of matter and souls

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  • Sankhya — Sankh ya, n. A Hindu system of philosophy which refers all things to soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness. Whitworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sankhya — Sankhya, das System einer der drei philosophischen Hauptschulen in Indien, welche das All ohne irgend eine Voraussetzung einer schaffenden Gottheit zu erklären versucht; s.u. Sanskrit S. 875 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sankhya — [säŋ′kyə] n. [Sans sāṁkhya < saṁkhyā, calculation < saṁkhyāti, (he) counts up] a major system of Hindu philosophy, involving two ultimate, completely distinct, principles of matter and spirit …   English World dictionary

  • Sankhya — Das Samkhya (Sanskrit, n., सांख्य, Sāṃkhya; auch Sāṅkhya) gilt als eines der ältesten philosophischen Systeme indischen Ursprungs. Wegen seines großen Einflusses auf spätere Entwicklungen innerhalb der indischen Philosophie zählt es zusammen mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sankhya — /sahng kyeuh/, n. one of the six leading systems of Hindu philosophy, stressing the reality and duality of spirit and matter. Also, Samkhya. [1780 90; < Skt sankhya] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sankhya — San•khya [[t]ˈsɑŋ kyə[/t]] n. ear a system of Hindu philosophy stressing the reality and duality of spirit and matter • Etymology: 1780–90; < Skt sāṅkhya …   From formal English to slang

  • Sankhya — /ˈsæŋkjə/ (say sangkyuh) noun one of the six principal schools in the Hindu philosophical system, based on the concept of a fundamental dualism between the self and nature. Compare Mimamsa, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, yoga (def. 1). {Hindi (from …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sankhya — VER Samkhya …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sankhya — (san ki a) s. f. Un des systèmes semi orthodoxes de la philosophie des Hindous (mot sanscrit qui signifie proprement énumération, pensée discursive) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • SANKHYA —    one of three systems of Hindu philosophy, Yoga and Vedânta being the other two, and the system which is most in affinity with the doctrine of Buddha …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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