The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

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The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby PsychedelicSunSet » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:18 am

I know that it means "wake up" but what language does it originate from? And what does it look like in its original script? Does it appear in Pali scripture?



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Re: The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 am

Yes, it's Pali. Usually translated as "awakened".

For example:
Araham samma-sambuddho bhagava.
The Blessed One is Worthy & Rightly Self-awakened.

www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/dha ... anting.pdf


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Re: The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby nyanasuci » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:57 am

Interesting is that the word 'Buddha' is similar to Slovenian word 'budni' or 'buden', which means 'awaken'. ("Jaz sem budni", "I am awake")
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Re: The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:07 am

PsychedelicSunSet wrote:I know that it means "wake up" but what language does it originate from? And what does it look like in its original script? Does it appear in Pali scripture?
Buddho is Sanskrit/Pali; it is a masculine noun in the nominative case.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:18 am

PsychedelicSunSet wrote:And what does it look like in its original script?
There is no "original script." The words of the Buddha were handed down Orally for hundreds of years until they were first written down in Sri Lanka, presumably using an ancient form of the Sinhala script. There are some ancient inscriptions in Brahmi script. In Burma they write Pāḷi in Myanmar script, in the West we use Roman script. In India, they use Devanagari script.
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Re: The word "Buddho" in relation to language?

Postby Kare » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:24 pm

nyanasuci wrote:Interesting is that the word 'Buddha' is similar to Slovenian word 'budni' or 'buden', which means 'awaken'. ("Jaz sem budni", "I am awake")


I almost fell off my chair in my first lesson in Polish when the teacher put an alarm clock on my desk and said: "This is a budzik"! A 'budzik' - a device to wake you up! :lol:
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