butsu

[ boot-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).

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Origin of butsu

From Japanese, ultimately from Middle Chinese (equivalent to Chinese “Buddha”), from Sanskrit buddha; see origin at Buddha
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