in Indian religion, "one who has attained perfection and bliss," 1846, from Sanskrit siddhah "accomplished, achieved, successful, possessing supernatural power, sorcerer, saint," related to sidhyati "reaches his goal, succeeds," sadhuh "right, skilled, excellent, a holy man."

Nearby words

  1. sicut patribus, sit deus nobis,
  2. sicyon,
  3. sid,
  4. sidalcea,
  5. sidamo,
  6. siddhartha,
  7. siddhi,
  8. siddhuism,
  9. siddons,
  10. siddons, sarah kemble

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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