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butsu

[boo t-soo, boot-; Japanese boo-tsoo] /ˈbʊt su, ˈbut-; Japanese ˈbu tsʊ/
noun, plural butsu for 1.
1.
a representation of the Buddha.
2.
(initial capital letter) Buddha (def 1).
Origin
< Japanese, ultimately < Middle Chinese (equivalent to Chinese Buddha) < Sanskrit buddha Buddha
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