Gautama

[ gaw-tuh-muh, gou- ]
/ ˈgɔ tə mə, ˈgaʊ- /
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noun

Also Gotama.
Also called Gautama Buddha.
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Gautama

/ (ˈɡaʊtəmə) /

noun

the Sanskrit form of the family name of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha
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Word Origin and History for gautama

Gautama


surname of the Buddha, from Sanskrit Gotamah, properly a patronymic, literally "descendant of the greatest ox," from superlative of gauh "ox, bull, cow."

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