arhat

play
noun ar·hat \ˈär-(ˌ)hət\

Definition of arhat

  1. :  a Buddhist who has reached the stage of enlightenment

arhatship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of arhat

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


First Known Use: 1809


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