Arhat(redirected from Attain Arahatship)
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One who has attained enlightenment.
[Sanskrit, from present participle of arhati, he deserves.]
(Buddhism) a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvana. Compare Bodhisattva
[from Sanskrit: worthy of respect, from arhati he deserves]
a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana. Compare Bodhisattva.
[1865–70; < Skt: meriting respect <arhati (he) merits]