[gaw-tuh-muh, gou-]
Also Gotama.
Also called Gautama Buddha. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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