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siddha

n.

in Indian religion, "one who has attained perfection and bliss," 1846, from Sanskrit siddhah "accomplished, achieved, successful, possessing supernatural power, sorcerer, saint," related to sidhyati "reaches his goal, succeeds," sadhuh "right, skilled, excellent, a holy man."

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  • Extraordinary was the impression which the sight of this recluse made on siddha.

    Akbar P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
  • Instantly siddha drew back a step, and laid his hand on the dagger in his belt.

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  • But,” siddha said, after a moment of silence, “who then is Gurupada?

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  • No, I did not know it,” said siddha; “this is the first time it has come to my ears.

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  • And here he turned to siddha: “It is but lately that I met you.”

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  • “And now you,” said he, approaching siddha, as he drew his sword from the scabbard.

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  • So let us turn back,” answered siddha; “and I thank you heartily for your company.

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  • Who could have asked for more, on his entry into life, than was given to siddha!

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  • For a moment siddha hesitated, as the conversation with his uncle crossed his mind.

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  • For you, certainly not,” said siddha; “but for me more than you seem to think.

    Akbar P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer

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