arahant

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Etymology[edit]

From the Pali arahati one who is worthy

Noun[edit]

arahant (plural arahants)

  1. (Theravada Buddhism) Eminently high achiever who has attained enlightenment.

Usage notes[edit]

Compare to Mahayana bodhisattva.

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