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buddha at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Buddha at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1681, from Pali, lit. "awakened, enlightened," pp. of budh "to awake, know, perceive," related to Skt. bodhati "is awake, observes, understands." Title given by his adherents to the man who taught this path, Siddhartha Gautama, also known to them as Sakyamuni "Sage of the Sakyas" (his family clan), who lived in northern India 5c. B.C.E. Buddhist, Buddhism first recorded 1801. ///

buddha at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Buddhanpr Buddha

Buddha at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 the Buddha: (?563-?483 BC) the title given to Gautama Siddhartha, a wealthy man from northern India who gave up all his possessions and family to teach the ideas on which the religion of Buddhism is based//
2 [C] a statue or picture of the Buddha:

Buddha at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Indian spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism. The term Buddha (Sanskrit: "Enlightened One") is a title rather than a name, and Buddhists believe that there are an infinite number of past and future buddhas. The historical Buddha, referred to as the Buddha Gautama or simply as the Buddha, was born a prince of the Sakyas, on the India-Nepal border. He is said to have lived a sheltered life of luxury that was interrupted when he left the palace and encountered an old man, a sick man, and a corpse. Renouncing his princely life, he spent seven years seeking out teachers and trying various ascetic practices, incl. fasting, to gain enlightenment. Unsatisfied with the results, he meditated beneath the bodhi tree, where, after temptations by Mara, he realized the Four Noble Truths and achieved enlightenment. At Sarnath he preached his first sermon to his companions, outlining the Eightfold Path, which offered a middle way between self-indulgence and self-mortification and led to the liberation of nirvana. The five ascetics who heard this sermon became his first disciples and were admitted as bhiksus (monks) into the sangha or Buddhist order. His mission fulfilled, the Buddha died at Kusinara (present-day Kasia), after eating poisonous mushrooms served him by accident, and escaped the cycle of rebirth; his body was cremated, and stupas were built over his relics.

Buddha at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "Buddha":
Confucius, Gandhi, Jagannath, Juggernaut, Kurma, Mahavira, Matsya,
Mentor, Muhammad, Narsinh, Nestor, Parshuram, Plato, Rama,
Socrates, Solomon, Vaman, Varah, Vardhamana, Zoroaster,
bodhisattva, the Blessed One, the Lord Buddha, the Teacher

Buddha at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buddha \Bud"dha\, n. [Skr. buddha wise, sage, fr. budh to know.]
The title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and
wisdom, or a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists, esp.
Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the founder of

Buddha at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
[syn: {the Buddha}, {Siddhartha}, {Gautama}, {Gautama
Siddhartha}, {Gautama Buddha}]
2: one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment

buddha at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:


1[ buddha ] [ buddhi ] , See cols. 2 and 3



2[ buddha ] mfn. awakened , awake cf. MBh.

---> expanded , blown cf. SāmavBr.

---> conscious , intelligent , clever , wise ( opp. to [ mUDha ] )
cf. MBh. cf. Kāv. &c.

---> learnt , known , understood cf. Āpast. cf. MBh. ( ` by ' ,
usually instr. , but also gen. according to cf. Pāṇ. 2-2 , 12 ; 3 , 67
cf. Sch. )

---> m. a wise or learned man , sage cf. W.

---> ( with Buddhists ) a fully enlightened man who has achieved
perfect knowledge of the truth and thereby is liberated from all
existence and before his own attainment of Nirvāṇa reveals the method
of obtaining it , ( esp. ) the principal Buddha of the present age (
born at Kapila-vastu about the year 500 B. C. his father , Śuddhodana
, of the Śākya tribe or family , being the Rāja of that district , and
his mother , Māyā-devī , being the daughter of Rāja Su-prabuddha
cf. MWB. 19 &c.

---> hence he belonged to the Kshatriya caste and his original name
Śākya- muni or Śākya-siṃha was really his family name , while that of
Gautama was taken from the race to which his family belonged

---> for his other names See cf. ib. 23

---> he is said to have died when he was 80 years of age , prob. about
420 B. C. cf. ib. 49 , n. 1

---> he was preceded by 3 mythical Buddhas of the present Kalpa , or
by 24 , reckoning previous Kalpa , or according to others by 6
principal Buddhas cf. ib. 136

---> sometimes he is regarded as the 9th incarnation of Viṣṇu
cf. Hariv. cf. Kāv. cf. Var. &c. )

---> n. knowledge cf. BhP. ( B. [ buddhi ] )


Buddha at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » buddha


Inter: wikipedia » Gautama Buddha
Category: Image - :StandingBuddha.jpg|thumb|1st century CE sculpture of a Buddha

Alternative forms

* buddha (senses 2 and 3 only)


* Inter: rhymes » ʊdə, Inter: rhymes » uːdə
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » bo͝odə, Inter: IPA » /bʊdə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bUd@/ Inter: qualifier » more faithful
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » bo͞odə, Inter: IPA » /buːdə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bu:d@/ Inter: qualifier » more Anglicized
  • Inter: IPA » /bʊdːʰə/ Inter: qualifier » only in technical contexts – approximation of Hindustani ˈbʊdːʱə, which features a Inter: w » geminate ‘d’ and Inter: w » breathy voice on the second ‘d’, neither of which is idiomatic to English


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Shakyamuni Buddha, Nepalese spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama.
    1. Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
    2. An enlightened or awakened sentient being.
    3. A statue or image of any Buddha.
    4. : I love the Buddha in your living room – where did you get it?

      Derived terms

      * Buddhahood

  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist


    Inter: trans-top » Buddha
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|Buda
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بوذا|m|tr=buudha
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|Budda
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Буда|m|tr=Búda
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বুদ্ধ|tr=buddhô|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Буда|tr=Buda
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ဗုဒ္ဓ|tr=bokda.|sc=Mymr, Inter: t+ » my|ဘုရား|tr=hpăya:|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|Buda|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|佛|tr=Fó|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|佛陀|tr=Fótuó|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|浮屠|tr=Fútú|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|釋迦牟尼|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|释迦牟尼|tr=Shìjiāmóuní|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Buddha|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Buddha|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Boeddha|m
  • Dzongkha: Inter: t- » dz|ཤཱ་ཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ|sc=Tibt
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Budho
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Buddha
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Bouddha|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბუდა|tr=buda|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Buddha|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Βούδας|m|tr=Voúdas|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|בודה|tr=buda|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बुद्ध|m|tr=buddha
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Buddha
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|Buddha, Inter: t- » id|Siddhārtha Gautama
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|Búda|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Buddha|m, Inter: t- » it|Budda|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|仏陀|tr=ぶっだ, Budda; ぶつだ, Butsuda, Inter: t+ » ja|仏|tr=ほとけ, Hotoke
  • Kannada: Inter: t- » kn|ಗೌತಮ ಬುದ್ಧ|sc=Knda, Inter: t+ » kn|ಬುದ್ಧ|tr=buddha|sc=Knda
  • Kazakh: Inter: t- » kk|Бұддһа|tr=Buddha|sc=Cyrl
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ព្រះពុទ្ធ|tr=bprēəh bpŭt|sc=Khmr, Inter: t+ » km|ពុទ្ធ|tr=bpŭt|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|부처|tr=Bucheo|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|佛陀|sc=Kore)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ພຸດທະ|tr=phut-tha|sc=Laoo, Inter: t- » lo|ພຸດ|tr=phut|sc=Laoo
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Буда|m|tr=Búda
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|Buddha
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|ബുദ്ധന്‍|tr=kriya|sc=Mlym
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|बुद्ध|tr=buddha|sc=Deva
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|Будда|tr=Budda|sc=Cyrl
    • Nepali: Inter: t- » ne|बुद्ध|tr=buddha|sc=Deva
    • Oriya: Inter: t- » or|ବୁଦ୍ଧ|tr=buddha|sc=Orya
    • Pali: Inter: t- » pi|ဗုဒ္ဓ|m|tr=buddha|sc=Mymr (Burmese), Inter: t- » pi|बुद्ध|m|tr=buddha|sc=Deva (Devanagari)
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بودا|tr=budâ
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Budda|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Buda|m
    • Punjabi: Inter: t- » pa|ਬੁੱਧ|tr=budh|sc=Guru
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|Buddha|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Будда|m|tr=Búdda
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|बुद्ध|m|tr=Buddha|sc=Deva
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|Буда|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|Buda|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|Budha|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|Buda|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Buda|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Buddha|c
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|புத்தன்|tr=puttan, Inter: t- » ta|புத்தர்|tr=puttar
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|గౌతమ బుద్ధుడు, Inter: t+ » te|బుద్ధ|tr=buddha|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|พระพุทธเจ้า|tr=phrā Phūtthā jàò|sc=Thai, Inter: t- » th|พระโพธิสัตว์|tr=prá pohtísàt|sc=Thai
    • Tibetan: Inter: t- » bo|སངས་རྒྱས|tr=sangs-rgyas; {{IPA|sáŋɟɛʔ|sc=Tibt}}
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|Buda
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Будда|m|tr=Búdda
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بدھ|m|tr=buddha
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|phật (Inter: t- » vi|佛|sc=Hani)

    Inter: trans-botto » m

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    Inter: head » pi|noun|g=m (Devanagari Inter: l » pi|बुद्ध|sc=Deva, Burmese script Inter: l » pi|ဗုဒ္ဓ|sc=Mymr)
  • Inter: Buddhism » lang=pi Buddha, the enlightened one.


    * Chinese: 佛陀, Pinyin Fó​tuó​. (Derived based on pronunciation).

  • Translation: de » Buddha
    Translation: et » Buddha
    Translation: fr » Buddha
    Translation: ko » Buddha
    Translation: io » Buddha
    Translation: la » Buddha
    Translation: hu » Buddha
    Translation: my » Buddha
    Translation: pl » Buddha
    Translation: pt » Buddha
    Translation: ru » Buddha
    Translation: sv » Buddha
    Translation: uk » Buddha
    Translation: zh » Buddha

    buddha at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Buddha


    Alternative forms

    * Buddha


    * Inter: audio » en-us-buddha.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • An enlightened human being.
    1. A statue or image of the Buddha.
    2. Siddhartha Gautama.
    3. Inter: informa » l marijuana

      Related terms

      * Buddhahood

  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist


    Inter: trans-top » enlightened human being
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بوذا|m|tr=būða
  • Greek: βούδας
  • Hebrew: בודהה (budha) (2,3)
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|búda|m
  • Japanese: 仏陀 (ぶっだ, Budda)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: 부처 (bucheo)
    • Mongolian: бурхан
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بودا
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|будда|m|tr=búdda
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Buda|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Buddhism -
    Category: Category:English words with optional capitalisation -



    Inter: head » pi|verb form (Devanagari Inter: l » pi|बुद्ध|sc=Deva, Burmese script Inter: l » pi|ဗုဒ္ဓ|sc=Mymr)
  • Inter: past participle of » bujjhati|lang=pi

  • Translation: cs » buddha
    Translation: la » buddha
    Translation: hu » buddha
    Translation: pl » buddha
    Translation: sv » buddha
    Translation: vi » buddha