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noun Sanskrit.
  1. Amida.
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Examples from the Web for amitabha

Historical Examples

  • The earthly shell in which the soul of Amitabha lives on through time!

    Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Sven Hedin

  • Amitabha is the Sanskrit of Amida, or the deification of boundless light.

    The Religions of Japan

    William Elliot Griffis

  • After the decease, Amitabha clothes himself in the body of a newly born boy, and the difficulty is to discover where this boy is.

  • Whatever others may say of me I will recite sutras kneeling before Amitabha Buddha.

British Dictionary definitions for amitabha


  1. Buddhism (in Pure Land sects) a Bodhisattva who presides over a Pure Land in the west of the universeJapanese name: Amida
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Word Origin

Sanskrit, literally: immeasurable light, from amita infinite + ābhā light
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