Maitreya

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English[edit]

Maitreya, a bodhisattva.

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मैत्रेय (maitreya, friendly, benevolent).

Proper noun[edit]

Maitreya

  1. (Buddhism) A bodhisattva who is considered to be a future Buddha.
  2. (Hinduism) A sage of ancient India.

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References[edit]

  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 469.

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