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功德     gōngdé     guṇa / achievements and virtue / merit

Grammar: Noun
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: guṇa, Pali: guṇa, Japanese: kudoku; meaning 'good quality, virtue, merit, excellence' in Sanskrit (BL 'guṇa'; JEBD 'Kudoku'; FGDB '功德'; BCSD '功德'; MW 'guNa'). Alternatively, puṇya-kriyā-vastu 'merit producing actions' (Lancaster 1968, 378).
Synonyms: 福德
Topic: Buddhism

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