[duh-roo-muh; Japanese dah-roo-mah]
- a large red papier-mâché Japanese doll in the form of a seated potbellied Buddhist monk: considered a bringer of luck and prosperity.
Origin of daruma
1960–65; < Japanese < Chinese, transliteration of Sanskrit dharma dharma
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Examples from the Web for daruma
Daruma, as the Japanese spell his name, has a temple in central Japan.The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
The priests of this order drank tea from a single bowl before the image of Bodhi Dharma (Daruma).
Then suddenly the vision departed, and Daruma awoke to find himself sitting under the Chinese sky.
The images of Daruma are found by the hundreds in toy-shops, as tobacconists' signs, and as the snow-men of the boys.Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories
Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
It is easy to make this, for it is believed that Daruma lost his legs from sitting too long in one position.Our Little Japanese Cousin
Mary Hazelton Wade