[ boo t-soo, boot-; Japanese boo-tsoo ]
/ ˈbʊt su, ˈbut-; Japanese ˈbu tsʊ /
noun, plural but·su for 1.
a representation of the Buddha.
(initial capital letter) Buddha(def 1).
Origin of butsu
< Japanese, ultimately < Middle Chinese (equivalent to Chinese fó Buddha) < Sanskrit buddha Buddha
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