- (in Mahayana Buddhism) a buddha who enters into nirvana without teaching others.
Origin of Pratyeka
shortening of Sanskrit pratyekabuddha, equivalent to pratyeka alone, by oneself + buddha Buddha
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Examples from the Web for pratyeka
At this place there are as many as a thousand topes of Arhans and Pratyeka Buddhas.
The two kings, the fathers, thereupon fell into reflection, and both got to be Pratyeka Buddhas.
In this park there formerly resided a Pratyeka Buddha, with whom the deer were regularly in the habit of stopping for the night.