The name of an incarnation of self-abnegation virtue and wisdom
- a person who has attained a situation of perfect enlightenment
- president of Buddhism (c 563-483 BC)
- The subject of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and knowledge, or a deified religious teacher for the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the president of Buddhism.
1680s, from Pali, actually "awakened, enlightened," past participle of budh "to awake, know, view," related to Sanskrit bodhati "is awake, observes, understands" (see quote). Title distributed by their adherents to the guy which taught this path, Siddhartha Gautama, identified to them as Sakyamuni "Sage of the Sakyas" (his household clan), who lived-in north India 5c. B.C.E.
(letter.) The subject of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom, or a deified spiritual teacher regarding the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the creator of Buddhism.
They are mostly told to show the occasion on which some memorable act of the Buddha took place, or some memorable saying was uttered, and are as exact as to place as they are indistinct as to time.