filigree

A piece of jewelry made of fine, intricately intertwined wires. A word used in the titles of many Buddhist texts to indicate that the subject matter is presented in a manner resembling a filigree, in which the various topics are intricately intertwined, resulting in a beautiful, elegant presentation of the material. Usually translated by others as "ornament."

Tibetan: rgyan

Sanskrit: alamkara

J Hopkins: ornament.


Other languages

العربية: حلية
Deutsch: Filigranschmuck
Русский: филигрань
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