སྤྲུལ་སྐུ

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Tibetan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

སྤྲུལ (sprul, to juggle, to make phantoms appear, to change, to transform) +‎ སྐུ (sku, body; the person of Buddha; image, statue of Buddha). Short for སྤྲུལ་པའི་སྐུ (sprul pa'i sku) or སྤྲུལ་པ་སྐུ (sprul pa sku).

Equivalent to Sanskrit निर्माणकाय (nirmāṇakāya), Chinese 應身, 化身, Mongolian хувилгаан (huvilgaan).

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Noun[edit]

སྤྲུལསྐུ (sprul sku)

  1. Tulku (a concept in Tibetan Buddhism); "emanation body", reincarnation