(lit.: congregation), is the name for the
Community of Buddhist monks.
As the third of the Three Gems or Jewels (ti-ratana) and the Three Refuges (ti-sarana), i.e. Buddha, Dhamma and
Sangha, it applies to the ariya-sangha, the community of the saints, i.e.
the 4 Noble Ones (ariya-pugga), the Stream-winner, etc.