बोधिसत्त्व

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

बोधि (bodhi, perfect knowledge) +‎ सत्त्व (sattva, essence)

Noun[edit]

बोधिसत्त्व (bodhi-sattvam

  1. bodhisattva
  2. "one whose essence is perfect knowledge", one who is on the way to the attainment of perfect knowledge (i.e. a Buddhist saint) when he has only one birth to undergo before obtaining the state of a supreme Buddha and then nirvāṇa
  3. name of the principal Buddha of the present era (before he became a Buddha)
  4. name of a poet

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0734