arhant

Arhat

[ahr-huht]
noun
a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana through rigorous discipline and ascetic practices. Compare Bodhisattva.
Also, Arhant [ahr-huhnt] .


Origin:
1865–70; < Sanskrit: meriting respect, derivative of arhati (he) merits

Arhatship, noun
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arhat (ˈɑːhət)
 
n
Compare Bodhisattva a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvana
 
[from Sanskrit: worthy of respect, from arhati he deserves]

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