Bodhidharma

[boh-di-duhr-muh]
noun
died a.d. c530, Indian Buddhist philosopher and missionary: founder of Ch'an in China, which was later called Zen in Japan.
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Bodhidharma (ˌbəʊdɪˈdɑːmə, ˌbɒd-)
 
n
6th century ad, Indian Buddhist monk, who taught in China (from 520): considered to be the founder of Zen Buddhism

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Main Entry:  Bodhidharma
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the Indian founder of Zen Buddhism in China (Ch'an), c. late 5th century AD, who taught the Lanka-Vatara Sutra
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