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butsu

[boo t-soo, boot-; Japanese boo-tsoo]
noun, plural but·su for 1.
  1. a representation of the Buddha.
  2. (initial capital letter) Buddha(def 1).
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Origin of butsu

< Japanese, ultimately < Middle Chinese (equivalent to Chinese Buddha) < Sanskrit buddha Buddha
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