Pratyeka Buddha

noun Pra·tye·ka Bud·dha \prə‧¦tyākə+\

Definition of Pratyeka Buddha

  1. :  one who having attained enlightenment enters Nirvana without turning back to teach others

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Origin and Etymology of pratyeka buddha

Sanskrit pratyekabuddha, from pratyeka single (from praty- —from prati toward, against—+ eka alone) + buddha — more at buddha

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to cast off or become cast off

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