Bodhi-tree meaning

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The pipal tree under which Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment.
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The Indian fig tree, Ficus religiosa, that is sacred to Buddhism.
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(Buddhism) The specific fig tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment; the descendant of that tree on the same spot at Bodh Gaya.
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Origin of bodhi-tree

  • Pali bodhi Sanskrit bodhiḥ enlightenment, Bodhi tree (Pali) (from Sanskrit) bheudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition