[dahy-boo t-soo, -boot-; Japanese dahy-boo-tsoo]
- a large representation of the Buddha.
Origin of daibutsu
< Japanese, equivalent to dai (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dà big, great) + butsu butsu
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Examples from the Web for daibutsu
Papa Claude corralled him in the corner with the Daibutsu and pompously presented each guest in turn.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
Only the Daibutsu images, some bells, and other instruments of worship form exceptions to this.
Daibutsu images evidently stand in the same relation to the works of private sculptors as folk-poetry to that of individual bards.
Near by on a slight eminence stands a huge bronze image of Buddha, twenty-one and one-half feet high, called the Daibutsu.The Critic in the Orient
George Hamlin Fitch