Buddha meaning

bo͝odə, bo͝odə
One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment, thereby attaining nirvana.
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A representation or likeness of a Buddha.
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A statue or image of Buddha.
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(person) Siddhartha Gautama, religious philosopher and teacher who lived in India 563?-483? b.c. and was the founder of Buddhism.
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An enlightened human being.
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A statue or image of the Buddha.
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Siddhartha Gautama.
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(informal) Marijuana.
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Shakyamuni Buddha, Nepalese spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama.
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Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
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An enlightened or awakened sentient being.
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A statue or image of any Buddha.

I love the Buddha in your living room – where did you get it?

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buddha
Plural:
bhuddas, buddhas

Origin of buddha

  • Sanskrit buddha- enlightened past participle of bodhati he awakes bheudh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary