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Noun: Buddha  boo-du or bû-du [N. Amer], bû-du [Brit]
  1. The founder of Buddhism, a sage born near the present-day border between India and Nepal (c 563-483 BC)
    - Siddhartha, Gautama, Gautama Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha
  2. One who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment

Derived forms: Buddhas

Type of: angel, holy man, holy person, mystic, religious mystic, saint

Encyclopedia: Buddha, Indiana