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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!
The symmetrical arrangement of two Wind deities is also seen in Kucha cave paintings, such as in Simsim Cave 11 (carved in the 6th-7th century) (21) where two female Wind deities are painted over the heads of two standing Buddhas, along the central spine of the ceiling of the left passage (figure 5).
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Mr Senior said: "It would be nice to have 10 Little Fat Buddhas over the next three years.
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Although Buddhist literature, art, and meditation practices are replete with images of Buddhas, saints, and bodhisattvas, these function as guides but, in essence, are also empty in nature.
The Buddha in abhaya mudra is, as has been said, based on the expression of Amoghasiddhi, one of the dhyani buddhas, sitting on the northern direction of the Chaityas.
Then the Buddha assured her that she too would become a great Dharma teacher by doing bodhisattva practice under hundreds of thousands of billions of buddhas in ages to come, gradually fulfilling the bodhisattva way and eventually becoming the Buddha called Having Ten Million Shining Characteristics.
The three Buddhas will form part of a display at the Museum which will focus on the religions of Buddhism, Jianism and Hinduism.
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