a statue or image of Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama, religious philosopher and teacher who lived in India 563?-483? and was the founder of Buddhism: the name is a title applied by Buddhists to someone regarded as embodying divine wisdom and virtue
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