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Meaning of NIRVANA

Pronunciation:  nir'vânu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  2. [n]  (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and individual consciousness

NIRVANA is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: eden, heaven, paradise, promised land, Shangri-la
 See Also: beatification, beatitude, blessedness, part, region



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nir*va"na\, n. [Skr. nirv[=a][.n]a.]
In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of
the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific
enfrachisement from the evils of wordly existence, as by
annihilation or absorption into the divine. See {Buddhism}.

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