སངས་རྒྱས

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Sanskrit बुद्ध(buddha, Buddha; awakened), from སངས(sangs, purified; cleansed) +‎ རྒྱས(rgyas, extended; fully grown; spread), literally “the awakened-blossomed one”, meaning that the Buddha has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and spread his mind to all objects of knowledge.

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Noun[edit]

སངསརྒྱས (sangs rgyas)

  1. (Buddhism) Buddha