Origin: Sans, the enlightened one; pp. of budh, to awake, know < IE base *bheudh-: see bid
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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.