Origin of BuddhaSans, the enlightened one; past participle of budh, to awake, know ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bheudh-: see bid
- One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment, thereby attaining nirvana.
- A representation or likeness of a Buddha.
Origin of BuddhaSanskrit buddha-, enlightened, past participle of bodhati, he awakes; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.
1252 ad bronze colossal statue of Amida Buddha; also known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura