A large statue of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Buddha definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Sanskrit the enlightened one; past participle of budh, to awake, know ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bheudh-: see bid
Buddha definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Originally Siddhartha Gau·ta·ma 563?-483? B.C.
- One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment in accordance with the teachings of Buddha.
- A representation or likeness of Buddha.
Origin: Sanskrit buddha-, enlightened, past participle of bodhati, he awakes; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.