See also: buddha

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1st century CE sculpture of a Buddha

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EtymologyEdit

From Pali buddha (awakened, enlightened), Buddha (the Buddha), from Sanskrit बुद्ध (buddha, awakened, enlightened) past participle of बोधति (bodhati, wake), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be awake, aware), whence also English bid and bede.

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Buddha

  1. Buddha Shakyamuni, Indian spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama.

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Buddha (plural Buddhas)

  1. Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 196:
      “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.”
  2. An enlightened or awakened sentient being.
    Buddhas and Gods look only at our hearts.
  3. A statue or image of any Buddha.
    I love the Buddha in your living room – where did you get it?

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Buddha

  1. Buddha

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Buddha (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Buddha
genitive Buddhan
partitive Buddhaa
illative Buddhaan
singular plural
nominative Buddha
accusative nom. Buddha
gen. Buddhan
genitive Buddhan
partitive Buddhaa
inessive Buddhassa
elative Buddhasta
illative Buddhaan
adessive Buddhalla
ablative Buddhalta
allative Buddhalle
essive Buddhana
translative Buddhaksi
instructive
abessive Buddhatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Buddha (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person Buddhani Buddhamme
2nd person Buddhasi Buddhanne
3rd person Buddhansa

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Buddha m (genitive Buddhas, plural Buddhas)

  1. buddha

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Buddha m (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of Budda

PaliEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit बुद्ध (buddha, awakened).

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Buddha m

  1. (Buddhism) Buddha, the enlightened one.

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