Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: bodhisattva

bodhisattva, n. bo·dhi·satt·va \ˌbō-di-ˈsət-və, -ˈsät-\
variants: or boddhisattva

: a being that compassionately refrains from entering nirvana in order to save others and is worshipped as a deity in Mahayana Buddhism

First Known Use: 1809


Sanskrit bodhisattva one whose essence is enlightenment, from bodhi enlightenment + sattva being

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