HyperDic: nirvana

English > 2 senses of the word nirvana:
NOUNstatenirvana, enlightenment(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
locationnirvana, Eden, paradise, heaven, promised land, Shangri-laany place of complete bliss and delight and peace
nirvana > pronunciation
Soundsnervaa'nah; nihrvaa'nah
RhymesAltoona ... zona: 128 rhymes with nah...
English > nirvana: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness.
Synonymenlightenment
CategoryBuddhismThe teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation / meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Hinduism, HindooismA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
Broaderblessedness, beatitude, beatificationA state of supreme happiness
Spanishnirvana
Catalannirvana
English > nirvana: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningAny place of complete bliss and delight and peace.
SynonymsEden, paradise, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishcielo, edén, nirvana, paraíso, tierra prometida
Catalancel, edèn, paradís, terra promesa

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