Bodhisat Bo"dhi*sat, ||Bodhisattva Bo`dhi*satt"va, ||Bodhisattwa Bo`dhi*satt"wa, n. [Skr. b[=o]dhisattva (perh. through Pali b[=o]dhisatt[=o]); fr. b[=o]dhi knowledge, enlightenment + sattva being, essence.] (Buddhism) One who has reached the highest degree of saintship, so that in his next incarnation he will be a Buddha, or savior of the world. -- {Bo"dhi*sat`ship}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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