A large statue of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Origin of BuddhaSanskrit 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
- Shakyamuni Buddha, Nepalese spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama.
- Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
- An enlightened or awakened sentient being.
- A statue or image of any Buddha.
- I love the Buddha in your living room – where did you get it?
From Pali buddha (“awakened, enlightened”), past participle of bujjhati (“to awake, perceive”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European root *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, aware”), whence also English bid and bede.