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Maitreya, a bodhisattva.

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit मैत्रेय (Maitreya, friendly, benevolent).

Proper nounEdit

Maitreya

  1. (Buddhism) A bodhisattva who is considered to be a future Buddha.
  2. (Hinduism) A sage of ancient India.

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  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 469.[1]

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