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[sah-kyuh-moo n-ee] /ˈsɑ kyəˌmʊn i/
one of the names of Buddha.
Also, Shakyamuni.
Origin of Sakyamuni
From the Sanskrit word Śākyamuni Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Sakyamuni
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  • At eighteen years he knew all the sutra and the doctrines of Shaka (Sakyamuni), and books whether exoteric or esoteric.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • Formerly centre of worship of Buddha, and contains sacred pipal-tree under which Sakyamuni reached Buddhahood.

  • I believe some people say Puhsien was the son of Sakyamuni or of Gautama, pronounce them how we will.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • M. Thou art ahungered, worthy Sakyamuni, Ahungered art thou from continued fasts, And thou wilt starve unless thou take and eat.

    The Buddha Paul Carus
  • They regularly make offerings to the three previous Buddhas, but not to Sakyamuni Buddha.

  • The case of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, which may perhaps be cited as parallel, is in reality wholly different.

British Dictionary definitions for Sakyamuni


one of the titles of the Buddha, deriving from the name of Sakya where he was born
Word Origin
Sanskrit, literally: hermit of the Sākya tribe
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