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Sakyamuni

[sah-kyuh-moo n-ee] /ˈsɑ kyəˌmʊn i/
noun
1.
one of the names of Buddha.
Also, Shakyamuni.
Origin of Sakyamuni
< Sanskrit Śākyamuni
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  • Formerly centre of worship of Buddha, and contains sacred pipal-tree under which Sakyamuni reached Buddhahood.

  • I believe some people say Puhsien was the son of Sakyamuni or of Gautama, pronounce them how we will.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • At eighteen years he knew all the sutra and the doctrines of Shaka (Sakyamuni), and books whether exoteric or esoteric.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • They regularly make offerings to the three previous Buddhas, but not to Sakyamuni Buddha.

  • M. Thou art ahungered, worthy Sakyamuni, Ahungered art thou from continued fasts, And thou wilt starve unless thou take and eat.

    The Buddha Paul Carus
  • The case of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, which may perhaps be cited as parallel, is in reality wholly different.

British Dictionary definitions for Sakyamuni

Sakyamuni

/ˌsɑːkjəˈmuːnɪ/
noun
1.
one of the titles of the Buddha, deriving from the name of Sakya where he was born
Word Origin
Sanskrit, literally: hermit of the Sākya tribe
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