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Amitābha

[ uh-mi-tah-buh ]
/ ˌʌ mɪˈtɑ bə /
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noun Sanskrit.
a Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss.
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Japanese A·mi·da [ah-mi-duh] /ˈɑ mɪ də/ .
See also Pure Land.

Origin of Amitābha

First recorded in 1830–40; from Sanskrit Amitābha- “Infinite Light,” equivalent to amita “infinite, boundless” + ābhā “light, splendor”
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British Dictionary definitions for Amitābha

Amitabha
/ (ˌamiˈtɑbə) /

noun
Buddhism (in Pure Land sects) a Bodhisattva who presides over a Pure Land in the west of the universeJapanese name: Amida

Word Origin for Amitabha

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