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A Sanskrit word meaning “appropriating,” “grasping,” or “clinging,” formed from the prefix upa- (“toward,” “near”) and the stem word dana (“imparting”). It is used in Buddhism to signify clinging to existence caused by trsna (“thirst” [for sensory experience]) which results in rebirth. See Buddhism, TheravaDa.

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