1680s, from Pali, lit. "awakened, enlightened," pp. of budh
"to awake, know, perceive," related to Skt. bodhati
"is awake, observes, understands" (see bid
). Title given by his adherents to the man who taught this path, Siddhartha Gautama, also known to them as Sakyamuni
"Sage of the Sakyas" (his family clan), who lived in northern India 5c. B.C.E.