Buddha

noun
Bud·​dha | \ ˈbü-də How to pronounce Buddha (audio) , ˈbu̇- How to pronounce Buddha (audio) \

Definition of Buddha

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who has attained Buddhahood
2 : a representation of Siddhārtha Gautama

Buddha

biographical name

Definition of Buddha (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of Buddha

Noun

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Buddha

Noun

Sanskrit, enlightened; akin to Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment — more at bid entry 1

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“Buddha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buddha. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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Buddha

noun
Bud·​dha | \ ˈbü-də How to pronounce Buddha (audio) , ˈbu̇- \

Kids Definition of Buddha

1 : the founder of Buddhism originally known as Siddhartha Gautama
2 : a statue that represents Buddha

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