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.

Tibetan: རྒྱན། rgyan

Sanskrit: alaṃkāra

J. Hopkins: Ornament

Synonyms: Ornament


Other languages

العربية: حلية
Deutsch: Filigranschmuck
Русский: Филигрань
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