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three thousand great thousand universes

trisahasra (Skt); jigten tong sum (Tib); 'jig rten stong gsum (Wyl)

Aka trichiliocosm, so called because a thousand world systems makes a great world system and a thousand of those makes a second-order thousand-fold world system, and a thousand of those makes a third-order thousand-fold world system or three thousand great thousand universes.