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[sah-kyuh-moo n-ee]
  1. one of the names of Buddha.
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Origin of Sakyamuni

From the Sanskrit word Śākyamuni
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Historical Examples of sakyamuni

  • At eighteen years he knew all the sutra and the doctrines of Shaka (Sakyamuni), and books whether exoteric or esoteric.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)

    James S. De Benneville

  • Formerly centre of worship of Buddha, and contains sacred pipal-tree under which Sakyamuni reached Buddhahood.

  • I believe some people say Puhsien was the son of Sakyamuni or of Gautama, pronounce them how we will.

    Intimate China

    Mrs. Archibald Little

  • M. Thou art ahungered, worthy Sakyamuni, Ahungered art thou from continued fasts, And thou wilt starve unless thou take and eat.

    The Buddha

    Paul Carus

  • They regularly make offerings to the three previous Buddhas, but not to Sakyamuni Buddha.

British Dictionary definitions for sakyamuni


  1. one of the titles of the Buddha, deriving from the name of Sakya where he was born
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Word Origin for Sakyamuni

Sanskrit, literally: hermit of the Sākya tribe
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