butsu

[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. butlerage,
  2. butlery,
  3. buto,
  4. butoconazole nitrate,
  5. butorphanol,
  6. butsudan,
  7. butt,
  8. butt bra,
  9. butt chisel,
  10. butt end

Origin of butsu

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

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