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Bodhisattva (n.)

"one of a class of beings in Mahayana Buddhism who have attained supreme wisdom," 1828, from Sanskrit, literally "one whose essence is perfect knowledge," from bodhi "perfect knowledge" (see Buddha) + sattva "reality, being," from sat-, sant- "existing, true, virtuous," from PIE root *es- "to be."

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Definitions of Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva (n.)
Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others;
Synonyms: Boddhisatva
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