Bo"dhi*sat (?), Bo`dhi*satt"va,
Bo`dhi*satt"wa (?), n. [Skr.
bodhisattva (perh. through Pali
bodhisatto); fr. bodhi 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.
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