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EnglishEdit

 
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.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: bo͝odə, IPA(key): /bʊdə/
  • (US) enPR: bo͞odə, IPA(key): /buːdə/
  • IPA(key): /bʊdːʰə/ (only in technical contexts) – approximation of Hindustani [ˈbʊdːʱə], which features a geminate ‘d’ and breathy voice on the second ‘d’, neither of which is idiomatic to English
  • Rhymes: -ʊdə, -uːdə

Proper nounEdit

Buddha

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

NounEdit

Buddha (plural Buddhas)

  1. Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
  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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NounEdit

Buddha m (genitive Buddhas, plural Buddhas)

  1. buddha

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PaliEdit

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NounEdit

Buddha m

  1. (Buddhism) Buddha, the enlightened one.

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