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Arhat

[ahr-huh t] /ˈɑr hət/
noun
1.
a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana through rigorous discipline and ascetic practices.
Compare Bodhisattva.
Also, Arhant
[ahr-huh nt] /ˈɑr hənt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Sanskrit: meriting respect, derivative of arhati (he) merits
Related forms
Arhatship, noun
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  • An Arhat becomes a siddha, the liberated one, after attaining nirvana.
British Dictionary definitions for Arhat

arhat

/ˈɑːhət/
noun
1.
a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvana Compare Bodhisattva
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: worthy of respect, from arhati he deserves
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