arhat

noun
ar·​hat | \ ˈär-(ˌ)hət How to pronounce arhat (audio) \

Definition of arhat

: a Buddhist who has reached the stage of enlightenment

Other Words from arhat

arhatship \ ˈär-​(ˌ)hət-​ˌship How to pronounce arhat (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of arhat

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arhat

Sanskrit, from present participle of arhati he deserves; akin to Greek alphein to gain

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“Arhat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arhat. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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