tathagatagarbha

noun ta·tha·ga·ta·gar·bha \təˌtägəˌtəˈgərbə\

Definition of tathagatagarbha

plural

-s

Buddhism

  1. :  the eternal and immutable matrix of all reality :  the womb of the absolute and the essence of Buddhahood

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of tathagatagarbha

Sanskrit tathāgatagarbha, from tathāgata + garbha womb — more at dolphin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tathagatagarbha? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!