Meaning of BUDDHA in English


/booh"deuh, bood"euh/ , n.

1. Also called Butsu, Gautama, Gautama Buddha . ( Prince Siddhattha or Siddhartha ) 566?-c480 B.C., Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.

2. any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom.

3. ( sometimes l.c. ) Buddhism. a person who has attained full prajna, or enlightenment; Arhat.

[ 1675-85; budh- awaken, notice, understand + -ta ptp. suffix) ]

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