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Bud·dha 1(bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə)
See Siddhartha Gautama.
Bud·dha 2(bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə)
1. One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment, thereby attaining nirvana.
2. A representation or likeness of a Buddha.
(in Buddhism) n
1. (Buddhism) (often capital) a person who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
2. (Buddhism) an image or picture of the Buddha
[C17: from Sanskrit: awakened, enlightened, from budh to awake, know]
(Buddhism) the Buddha ?563–483 bc, a title applied to Gautama Siddhartha, a nobleman and religious teacher working in N India, regarded by his followers as the most recent rediscoverer of the path to enlightenment: the founder of Buddhism
Bud•dha(ˈbu də, ˈbʊd ə)
n., pl. -dhas.
1. Also called Gautama. (Prince Siddhāttha or Siddhartha) 566?–c480 B.C., Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
2. any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, bringing enlightenment and wisdom.
3. (sometimes l.c.) a Buddhist who has attained full prajna, or Enlightenment; Arhat.
4. a representation of Buddha.
[1675–85; < Skt: awakened (budh- awaken, notice, understand + -ta past participle suffix)]
A word meaning awakened or enlightened one. It is a title and not a proper name. Buddhists believe that there have been many buddhas and that there will be many buddhas in the future.
Buddha[ˈbʊdə] N → Buda m
Buddha[ˈbʊdə] n → Bouddha m
n → Buddha m