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daibutsu

[dahy-boo t-soo, -boot-; Japanese dahy-boo-tsoo] /daɪˈbʊt su, -ˈbut-; Japanese ˈdaɪ bʊ tsʊ/
noun
1.
a large representation of the Buddha.
Origin of daibutsu
< Japanese, equivalent to dai (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese big, great) + butsu butsu
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