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Arhat

[ ahr-huht ]
/ ˈɑr hət /
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noun

a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana through rigorous discipline and ascetic practices.Compare Bodhisattva.

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Origin of Arhat

1865–70; <Sanskrit: meriting respect, derivative of arhati (he) merits
Ar·hat·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Arhat

arhat
/ (ˈɑːhət) /

noun

a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvanaCompare Bodhisattva
from Sanskrit: worthy of respect, from arhati he deserves
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