tathagatagarbha

noun
ta·​tha·​ga·​ta·​gar·​bha | \təˌtägəˌtəˈgərbə\
plural -s

Definition of tathagatagarbha 

Buddhism

: 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.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for tathagatagarbha

Sanskrit tathāgatagarbha, from tathāgata + garbha womb

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tathagatagarbha

Share tathagatagarbha

Dictionary Entries near tathagatagarbha

Tate

tater

tathagata

tathagatagarbha

tathata

Tatianist

tatie

Statistics for tathagatagarbha

Look-up Popularity

Comments on tathagatagarbha

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 typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!