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Bud·dha 1

 (bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə)
See Siddhartha Gautama.

Bud·dha 2

 (bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə)
n.
1. One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment, thereby attaining nirvana.
2. A representation or likeness of a Buddha.

[Sanskrit buddha-, enlightened, past participle of bodhati, he awakes; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

buddha

(ˈbʊdə)
(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]

Buddha

(ˈbʊdə)
n
(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)]
Bud′dha•hood`, n.

buddha

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buddha - founder of BuddhismBuddha - founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
2.Buddha - one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
holy man, holy person, saint, angel - person of exceptional holiness
Translations
Буда
Buddha
Buddha
Buddha
בודה
Buda
Buddha
Buddha
仏陀
부처
Buddha
Buda
Buddha
พระพุทธรูป
Будда
Đức phậtphật

Buddha

[ˈbʊdə] NBuda m

Buddha

[ˈbʊdə] nBouddha m

Buddha

nBuddha m

Buddha

[ˈbʊdə] nBudda m inv

buddha

بوذا Buddha Buddha Buddha Βούδας Buda Buddha Bouddha Buda Buddha 仏陀 부처 Boeddha Buddha Budda Buda Будда Buddha พระพุทธรูป Buda Đức phật
References in classic literature ?
Round Him was an adoring hierarchy of kings, elders, and old-time Buddhas.
O ye who tread the Narrow Way By Tophet-flare to judgment Day, Be gentle when 'the heathen' pray To Buddha at Kamakura!
Both Buddha and Lao Tzu are poets, one listening to the rhythm of infinite sorrow, one to the rhythm of infinite joy.
Lady Grace," he said, turning to the statuette of Buddha in a corner of the room and taking from its neck a string of strange blue stones, "I will not ask you to wear these, for they have adorned the necks of idols for many centuries, but if you will keep them for my sake, they may remind you sometimes of the color of our skies.
There was in the front a thick and broad hasp, wrought in the image of a sitting Buddha.
Drawn up there, sucking at his cigar, with his arms encircling his knees, he looked like the image of Buddha, and from this elevation began a discourse, addressed to nobody, for nobody had called for it, upon the unplumbed depths of ocean.
In this discourse, we undoubtedly have the ideal Buddhist, if not Gautama Buddha himself.
Mind," he began again, lifting one arm from the elbow, the palm of the hand outwards, so that, with his legs folded before him, he had the pose of a Buddha preaching in European clothes and without a lotus- flower--"Mind, none of us would feel exactly like this.
During the afternoon I looked at times at the old homely ship, the faithful nurse of Hermann's progeny, or yawned towards the dis tant temple of Buddha, like a lonely hillock on the plain, where shaven priests cherish the thoughts of that Annihilation which is the worthy reward of us all.
Jeremiah, and Billings and Buddha walk together, side by side, right behind a crowd from planets not in our astronomy; next come a dozen or two from Jupiter and other worlds; next come Daniel, and Sakka and Confucius; next a lot from systems outside of ours; next come Ezekiel, and Mahomet, Zoroaster, and a knife-grinder from ancient Egypt; then there is a long string, and after them, away down toward the bottom, come Shakespeare and Homer, and a shoemaker named Marais, from the back settlements of France.
In the Indian state of Orissa (Odisha), four images of Buddhas seated on naga thrones at the monasteries of Lalitagiri, Ganiapali and Udayagiri, dating to the 6th-8th centuries have been found.
That king had a daughter called Muni with an exceptional countenance, (41) her face being of the color of peach blossoms, [757b] which was all the result of having in previous lives made offerings to Buddhas.