from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A system of Hindu philosophy based on a dualism involving the ultimate principles of soul and potential matter.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Samkhya.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the six leading systems of Hindu philosophy.
Sanskrit sāṁkhya-, based on enumeration, Sankhya, from saṁkhyā, enumeration : sam, together; see sandhi + khyāti, he tells.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)