Also called Gautama Buddha.
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Examples from the Web for gautama
I have a little heathen god—Gautama; alabaster—and a mummied cat.The Bacillus of Beauty
For the Buddhist, doubtless, Gautama is permitted to do the same.The Golden Fountain
The wife of the sage Gautama, she was seduced by Indra the king of the Gods.
Indra caused her to believe that he was Gautama, and thus enjoyed her.
We must further consider the character of Gautama's philosophy.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
- the Sanskrit form of the family name of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha
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Word Origin and History for gautama
surname of the Buddha, from Sanskrit Gotamah, properly a patronymic, literally "descendant of the greatest ox," from superlative of gauh "ox, bull, cow."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper