Meaning of Buddha


Pronunciation: (b'du, bood'u), [key]
— n.
  1. Also called(Prince Siddhāttha or Siddhartha) 566?–c480 b.c., Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
  2. any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom.
  3. (sometimes l.c.)a person who has attained full prajna, or enlightenment; Arhat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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