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From Sanskrit अर्हत् (árhat, worthy of worship), used as a title for sanctified Buddhists.

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arhat (plural arhats)

  1. (Buddhism) One who has attained enlightenment; a Buddhist saint.
    • 1954: Over and against the arhat, retreating from appearances into an entirely transcendental Nirvana, stands the Bodhisattva, for whom Suchness and the world of contingencies are one — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 32)
  2. (Jainism) One of the stages of the ascetic's spiritual evolution, when all passions (anger, ego, deception, greed, attachment, hatred and ignorance) are destroyed; arhanta.

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arhat m (plural arhats)

  1. (Buddhism) arhat (a Buddhist saint)